grand·​par·​ent·​ing ˈgran(d)-ˌper-ən-tiŋ How to pronounce grandparenting (audio)
: the activity of being a grandparent : participation in the life of one's grandchild as a grandparent
… the nature of modern grandparenting has received relatively scant scholarly attention.Maggie Scarf
"We've got magazines on everything from walking to jogging to fly-fishing to grandparenting," says Marvin M. Gropp, vice president of the Magazine Publishers Association.David Brock

Examples of grandparenting in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grandparenting was in 1964

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“Grandparenting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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