GRAND Magazine - November/December 2011 - (Page 16)

How hip are you? What’s your boomer Grandparent Hipness Quotient (bGHQ)? by DiANA J. eWiNG The Boomer Grandparent Hipness Quotient, or BGHQ, is the true test of your crossgenerational cool and ability to relate to your grandchild. Built-in boomer cool can only carry you so far, so it’s essential that you keep up on all the new stuff, too. how to calculate your BGhQ: For each question, circle Yes, No, or WC for Who Cares? 1 2 3 4 5 6 Diana J. ewing is the author of the baby boomers’ Guide to Grandparenting, from which this article was excerpted. Did you perform a death-defying act today besides getting out of bed in the morning? Do you know what color Barney is? Can you download songs to an iPod without asking anybody for help? Is your TV bigger than 36 inches? Can you name two Zac Efron movies? Have you made a call using Skype? Have you ever ridden a Segway? Can you name at least two of Dora the Explorer’s sidekicks? Do you think of Black Eyed Peas as something other than food? Do you own a Bluetooth headset? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No WC WC WC WC WC WC WC WC WC WC 7 8 9 10 16 GRAND Nov Dec 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - November/December 2011

GRAND - Nov./Dec. 2011
Grand View
Tips on Talking With Grandkids
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand Central
No More Questions
How Hip Are You?
’Tis the Season to Be Techie!
Cover Story: Golden Grandparents’ Rule #1
The Secret Guest
Spirituality for Grandkids
Stocking Stuffers and Beyond...
Have a Noble Holiday
Grandparents Survival Guide
Saving Pirate Ryan
Kinship Care Resources
Grandpa’s Dream

GRAND Magazine - November/December 2011