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2014 Programme

Event #15

Silvia Vegetti Finzi

New Grandparents for New Grandchildren

Grandparents have changed. As compared with the past, they’re healthier, wealthier and better informed. While in the past they would watch the family affairs from afar, now they take on a main role, offering three contributions: good economic support, organizational support, affective richness that becomes a huge resource whenever parents divorce. Besides representing our historical memory, grandparents withhold traditional skills that deserve to be transmitted. Meanwhile, however, grandchildren have changed too: they face very few concrete experiences, yet they have encyclopaedic knowledge. Incapable of using a needle or a shovel, they play with the PlayStation, send messages and surf the Internet. For the first time ever grandparents and grandchildren can teach each other things, exchanging their mutual skills to the benefit of both parties.


Silvia Vegetti Finzi

clinical psychologist and writer, is the author of many books for parents and educators: Il romanzo della famiglia (1997), Volere un figlio (1998) and, with Anna M. Battistin, the trilogy A piccoli passi (1997), I bambini sono cambiati (1997), L’eta incerta. I nuovi adolescenti (2001), all published by Mondadori. Other books she has published with Mondadori include: Quando i genitori si dividono. Le emozioni dei figli (2007) and Nuovi nonni per nuovi nipoti. La gioia di un incontro (2009). Other publications include: Parlar d’amore. Le donne e le stagioni della vita (Rizzoli, 2003), and Silvia Vegetti Finzi dialoga con le mamme (Fabbri, 2004).

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