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A Boomer's Guide to Grandparenting. Kathryn & Allan Zullo, $17.95
“We are your typical boomer nana and
papa," say authors Kathryn and Allan Zullo, "younger, healthier,
wealthier, and better educated than our grandparents. We are more active and
less formal than our own parents were at our age. We no longer fit the
traditional image of our elderly kin." That description signals the need
for a new kind of grandparenting. "Most boomer grandparents work hard and
lead vigorous, often stressful, lives where time is a precious commodity,"
say the Zullos. This book helps grandparents relieve the stress of
grandparenting and make the most of limited time; it provides tips for a smooth
transition into grandparenting and sets the stage for successful relationships
and experiences for the entire family
The Don't Sweat Guide for Grandparents: Making the Most of Your Time with Your Grandchildren. Foreward by Richard Carlson, $13.99
100 easy-to-do strategies show grandparents how to enjoy their time with their children and grandchildren to the fullest, without giving up time for themselves. Including how to set boundaries, how not to stress out about finances with reduced income, and to avoiding boredom and "retirement blues". This book is an invaluable help for grandparents who are finding life in their golden years less easy and peaceful than they imagined.
Eye of My Heart: 27
Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother.
Barbara Graham, Editor, $18.99
A fierce, funny and enlightened look at the complicated truth
about being a grandmother.
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Three Years of a Grandmother’s Life. Carol
A collection of short columns written
by a first-time grandmother, this is a sweet reflection on
the birth of a powerful new relationship.
GrandLoving: Making Memories with Your Grandchildren. Sue Johnson, Julie Carlson & Elizabeth Bower, $20.95
Grandloving: Making Memories with Your Grandchildren includes anecdotes and hints from hundreds of grandparents, parents, and grandchildren from all over the world. Whether you’re a seasoned grandparent, newbie nana, or child caregiver, this vast collection of fun, low-cost activities, resources and helpful information provides support for family members of all ages.
The Grandmother Book: a Book about You and Your Grandchild.
Andy & Susan Hilford, $20.99
This is the “other” baby book
— the one you fill in and give to your grandchildren. It’s all about
you and your life and the lessons you want to hand down to a new
Solution: How Parents Can Build a Family Team for Practical, Emotional
and Financial Success. Arthur Kornhaber, $18.99
The Grandparent Solution is designed to give parents
the tools to build a family "team - the best possible
family arrangement that offers your children loving support
from grandparents and gives busy parents the practical and
emotional support they need to do the best job possible raising
children. A wise, practical guide to giving children the love,
support and care they deserve.
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Grandparenting a Child
with Special Needs. Charlotte Thompson, $22.95
When a new baby is born into a family,
grandparents are excited about having a baby to enjoy and love.
If the child is born with a disability, it can be difficult to
know how to react and how best to help the child and the family
as a whole. This book provides guidance on how to grandparent
a child with special needs and give every grandchild the love
and care they deserve and parents the added support they need.
Grandparents: Enjoying and Caring for
Your Grandchild. Miriam Stoppard, $19.95
Many aspects of baby and child care have
changed since you raised your children. This practical book offers
indispensable updates on everything from modern equipment to the latest
guidelines on feeding, sleep routines, hygiene and much more.
GRANDPARENTS is a wise and sensitive
look at how best to support the parents and how to develop a close and loving
relationship with your grandchildren.
Book of Shared Memories. $26.50
Preserve your family stories in this beautifully crafted and bound
journal of acid-free paper. Your children and grandchildren will
love reading your reflections and history.
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Diaries: an Insider’s Guide for New Grandmothers. Adair Lara,
Columnist Adair Lara reports from the frontlines — sharing lessons
she learned the hard way.
||If I Knew It Was
Going to Be This Much Fun I Would Have Become a Grandparent First.
Willard Scott and Friends, $15.95
in paperback, the book that celebrates grandparenting as one of
life's greatest joys, from New York Times bestselling author
Willard Scott and his friends.
Grandparenting: a Boomer's Guide. Peggy Edwards & Mary Jane
Grandparenting is one of the greatest
joys in life. Most "grandboomers" are young, active, and
anxious to be involved in the lives of their grandchildren. However,
grandparenting in the twenty-first century is often complicated
by long distances, family breakups, and remarriage. Based on solid
evidence from the experts combined with inspirational — and sometimes
funny — real-life stories from grandparents, parents, and grandchildren,
Intentional Grandparenting provides readers with ten child-centred
principles to guide their decision-making as modern grandparents.
At the heart this approach is the notion of intentional grandparenting,
a process for planning ahead and taking deliberate action to be
the kind of grandparent you want to be. The authors identify the
challenges and offer practical, parent-friendly advice to help boomers
become happy and effective grandparents. Written in an accessible
and engaging style, Intentional Grandparenting is at once
entertaining and informative.
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Joyous Gift of Grandparenting. Doug and Robin Hewitt, $20.00
The Joyous Gift of Grandparenting
helps grandparents inspire their grandchildren’s imaginations, open
their minds to new ideas and concepts, and help develop their social
skills. The books’ conversation starters, fun facts, activities
included are suitable for all ages. As well, the authors’ discuss
grandparent-specific problems, such as:
- the challenges of maintaining a relationship
over long distances
- navigating parenting conflicts between
grandparents and parents
- helping grandchildren cope with their
parents’ separation or divorce
Keeping Your Grandkids
Alive till Their Ungrateful Parents Arrive. Walter Roark,
Written expressly for grandfathers, Keeping Your Grandkids Alive celebrates the art of being a Grandpa with good fun, grand adventures and great humour.
with Your Grandchildren: a Guide for Grandparents. Jennifer
Lee & Lissa Cowan, $24.95
475,000 Canadian grandparents live with
their grandchildren and nearly 57,000 of them are raising these
children alone. With chapters on grandparent and grandchild emotions,
special needs, health and self-care, as well as an interactive Workbook
section, Living with Your Grandchildren is the definitive
book for the rising numbers of grandparents who find themselves
raising their grandchildren.
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for My Grandchild: a Journal. Annie Decker & Nicole Stephenson,
Printed on archival paper, Memories
for My Grandchild makes telling stories about your life easy,
by drawing out memories of travel and romance, family and friends,
dreams and special places and much more. With photo pages, a back
pocket to store letters and other treasures, this keepsake journal
is a wonderful gift for grandparents and grandchildren.
The Modern Grandparent's Handbook. Georgia Witkin, $16.00
Grandparents today are healthier, more active, and
more youthful and young at heart than their predecessors. THE MODERN
GRANDPARENT'S HANDBOOK is the ultimate guide to the new rules of
- How to connect with their grandchild — online
and off; near or far
- How to contribute to their grandchild's
- The hidden stresses of being a grandparent and
how to deal with them
- The three things they should never say to their
son- or daughter-in-law
Resilient Grandparent Caregivers: a
Strengths-Based Perspective. Bert Hayslip Jr. &
Gregory Smith, Editors, $53.50
The study of grandparents raising
grandchildren has tended to have a negative bias, emphasizing the difficulties
such people face and the negative impact that grandparent caregiving has on
them physically, socially, and emotionally. This book seeks to reverse this
trend by taking a positive approach to understanding grandparent caregivers,
focusing on their resilience and resourcefulness. This method reflects a
strengths-based approach and the importance of benefit-finding and positive
coping. Chapters feature information from both qualitative and quantitative
studies and are written by a diverse range of professionals, such as
counselors, psychologists, geriatric social workers, and nurse practitioners,
to provide multidisciplinary perspectives for practitioners working with
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Now You’re a Grandparent. Kim Oates, $19.99
After having your own children, becoming
a grandparent is one of life's most exciting challenges. Pediatrician
and child advocate Dr Kim Oates explains how to negotiate the transition
from parent to doting grandmother or grandfather. So Now You’re
a Grandparent offers helpful suggestions on creating a loving
relationship with your grandchildren, as well as advice on more
serious issues such as separation and divorce, and the death of
a family member. The book also looks at the importance of a healthy
lifestyle, so that you can keep up with your grandchildren for a
long time to come.
Stay Close: 40
Clever Ways to Connect with Kids When You’re Apart. Tenessa
How do you keep up with your son’s interests
when you’re a hundred miles away? What can you do to express your
love to a granddaughter you rarely see? How can you make sure a
young person grows up happy and healthy even when you’re not physically
there? When you’re away from a young person you love, concerns like
these can make the distance seem insurmountable. Stay Close:
40 Clever Ways to Connect with Kids When You’re Apart offers
adults fun and creative solutions for nurturing long-distance relationships
with kids. This new resource uses activities, real-life anecdotes,
and helpful tips to show adults how easy it is to bridge the physical
(and generational) gap. Whether you’re 200 or 2000 miles apart,
Stay Close will keep your young person just a heartbeat
Wondrous Child: the Joys and
Challenges of Grandparenting. Edited by Lindy
29 tender and inspiring essays from
grandmothers, grandfathers and grandchildren.
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A Boomer's Guide to Grandparenting. Kathryn
& Allan Zullo, $17.95
The Don't Sweat Guide for Grandparents:
Making the Most of Your Time with Your Grandchildren. Foreward by Richard
Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the
Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother. Barbara Graham, Editor,
The First Three Years of a Grandmother's
Life. Carol Mathews, $15.95
GrandLoving: Making Memories with Your
Grandchildren. Sue Johnson, Julie Carlson & Elizabeth Bower, $20.95
The Grandmother Book: a Book about You and
Your Grandchild. Andy & Susan Hilford, $20.99
The Grandparent Solution: How Parents Can
Build a Family Team for Practical, Emotional and Financial Success. Arthur
Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs.
Charlotte Thompson, $22.95
Grandparents: Enjoying and Caring for Your
Grandchild. Miriam Stoppard, $19.95
Grandparents as Parents: a Survival Guide
for Raising a Second Family. Sylvie Detoledo, $19.50
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The Grandparent's Book of Shared Memories.
A Grandparent's Sorrow. Centering
Corporation, $4.95 (loss of a grandchild)
The Granny Diaries: an Insider's Guide for
New Grandmothers. Adair Lara, $13.95
If I Knew It Was Going to Be This Much Fun
I Would Have Become a Grandparent First. Willard Scott and Friends, $15.95
Intentional Grandparenting: a Boomer's
Guide. Peggy Edwards & Mary Jane Sterne, $24.99
The Joyous Gift of Grandparenting. Doug and
Robin Hewitt, $20.00
Keeping Your Grandkids Alive till Their
Ungrateful Parents Arrive. Walter Roark, $21.95
Kids and Grandparents: an Activity Book.
Ann Love & Jane Drake, Illustrated by Heather Collins, $14.95
Living with Your Grandchildren: a Guide for
Grandparents. Jennifer Lee & Lissa Cowan, $24.95
Memories for My Grandchild: a Journal.
Annie Decker & Nicole Stephenson, $26.95
The Modern Grandparent's Handbook. Georgia
Raising Our Children's Children. Deborah
Resilient Grandparent Caregivers: a
Strengths-Based Perspective. Bert Hayslip Jr. & Gregory Smith, Editors,
So Now You're a Grandparent. Kim Oates,
Stay Close: 40 Clever Ways to Connect with
Kids When You're Apart. Tenessa Gemelke, $10.95
Wondrous Child: the Joys and Challenges of
Grandparenting. Edited by Lindy Hough, $23.95
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