Author: Bonnie Louise Kuchler
Publisher: Willow Creek Press
This sweet, caring, thoughtful book on the value of the older generation includes terrific color photos of wildlife families that are perfectly matched with quotations that pay tribute to the love, wit, and wisdom of grandparents.
Author: Susan Adcox
Publisher: Family Tree Books
Share Your Love, Share Your Stories! Your grandchild is the cherished next chapter of your family's story. Let this guided journal help you share your own chapter of this story with your grandchild. The prompts will help you use your own words to tell your life stories from childhood to present day. Share memories of your parents and your schooldays, the important lessons you learned as a young adult, the wisdom you've gained from raising a family, and the hopes and dreams you have for your grandchild. Whether you live around the corner or across the country from your grandchild, the stories you share in these pages will connect the generations of your family for years to come.
Author: Sylvie de Toledo, Deborah Edler Brown
Publisher: Guilford Press
If you're among the millions of grandparents raising grandchildren today, you need information, support, and practical guidance you can count on to keep your family strong. This is the book for you. Learn effective strategies to help you cope with the stresses of parenting the second time around, care for vulnerable grandkids and set boundaries with their often-troubled parents, and navigate the maze of government aid, court proceedings, and special education. Wise, honest, moving stories show how numerous other grandparents are surviving and thriving in their new roles. Updated throughout, and reflecting current laws and policies affecting families, the second edition features new discussions of kids' technology use and other timely issues.
Author: Eleo Gordon, Nanette Newman, Tony Lacey
Publisher: Penguin UK
A collection of fun and eductional games, projects, interesting facts and things to do with the grandchildren, aimed at grandparents and published in the vein of The Glorious Book for Girls
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Grandfathers connect us to the past and give us the wisdom we need to face the future. That’s why this artfully designed keepsake offers grandfathers their own special vehicle for sharing their lives with the youngest generation. The contemporary styling and irresistible format--featuring helpful questions written from the grandchild’s perspective--make it wonderfully easy to explore family history. There’s space to mention favorite relatives, jot down beloved stories, and pass on the important lessons that Grandfather learned from his parents--and grandparents. He can recount details of his childhood and teen years; reminisce about how he met Grandma; and reflect on his own experiences with fatherhood. Because the grandchild is also the star, there are questions to inspire Grandfather to remember when he first saw his grandchild, reveal what he likes best about being a grandparent, and relate how being a grandparent has changed who he is as a person. And of course, this essential volume has plenty of room to paste in precious photos and mementos.
Author: Lauren Charpio
Publisher: Lauren Charpio
SUPERANNO Now that we've named the baby, what will we call the Grandparents? While names like Grandma and Grandpa have survived centuries, their reign may soon be over. The 3.5 million boomers who become grandparents each year are choosing more creative and personal names. Hoppa! is a charming, first-of-its kind book that offers hundreds of names and adorable stories designed to help inspire an answer to the inevitable 'what to be called?' question.
Author: Kim Chamberlain
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Grandparents often find themselves in awkward positions when it comes to having conversations with their family. Once children become “little people,” they develop likes and dislikes and discover their own interests, all of which may often be at odds with the grandparent’s. Even the most innocent attempt at chatting can produce such conversation-stoppers as “I dunno,” “whatever!” or “who cares!” Similarly, when a grandparent tries to initiate a talk to his or her own children about grandkids’ behavior or activities, it is usually met with a stony disapproving silence or a curt “mind your own business.” And when sets of grandparents get together, the opportunities to criticize each other for spoiling or favoring one of the grandchildren—or the parent whom your child married—can become a prescription for disaster. Fortunately for the growing population of intergenerational family members, help is here in this very practical handbook for seniors who babysit, visit or vacation with, or otherwise spend time with youngsters. Among the topics included are creating safe and friendly environments in which to initiate a chat, selecting age-appropriate conversation openers, avoiding sensitive issues, and developing listening as well as speaking skills. Subjects for conversations include family history, favorite activities, uncritical advice, and hopes and dreams for the future. Although aimed at grandparents, this latest volume in the author’s Conversation Starters series is an essential guide for parents and children as well.
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
This grandparent's memory journal takes you on a journey that will become a cherished family memoir. Designed in a 12-month format, each month features 12 intriguing questions with space to write a personal answer. Questions explore family history, childhood memories, lighthearted incidents, cherished traditions, and the dreams and spiritual adventures encountered in a lifetime of living. The written words become windows to a grandparent's heart.
Author: Elisabeth Paice, Sheila Marlin, Lis Paice
Publisher: A&C Black
This down-to-earth guide provides vital information on deciding what you will offer in the way of childcare, how to sort out who will do what (and pay for what), how to structure a day of childcare.
Author: Andy Hilford
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
For the fifteen million grandmothers who are keepers of family history and memories, The Grandmother Book is a lively and timely way to record your story for future generations. * Andy and Susan Hilford present the perfect way for grandmothers of all ages to pass along a grandmother's story. The story is one that recounts coming-of-age moments, life-changing events, a look back at what was, family anecdotes and historical insight. With thoughtful, surprising, at times unexpected, and provocative questions, this book is directed to the new generation of baby boomer grandmothers. From early memories of her childhood, to the time she began her own family, to the present as she watches her family continue to grow, this valuable, prompted keepsake ensures that the thoughts, moments, events, images, and ideas that shaped her life are collected in her voice and in her hand for a precious audience. * This grandmother's book of memories includes spaces for special photographs, report cards, family tree, and other cherished memorabilia and keepsakes, along with thoughtful, amusing, memory-nudging prompts to kick-start grandmother's storytelling * A perfect gift on Grandparent's Day, Mother's Day, wedding anniversaries, and birthdays, the book's hardcover binding and decorative four color art ensure its status as a written family treasure for generations to come.
Author: Betty Shannon Cloyd
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Today, we're increasingly disconnected from one another. Our mobile society, with its incessant busyness, creates a tragic break in relationships and diminishes the sense of community — even within families. Some parents communicate with their children by texting or calling them — inside their home! With all of the activities children are involved in — school, sports, music, camp, and others — spiritual nurture often gets neglected. "Spirituality makes persons look beyond themselves to the well-being of those around them," writes Cloyd. "How we care for the spirituality of our children, then, is not only crucial for their own well-being; it is crucial for the well-being of our society as well. Spiritual training is a primary role for parents and other family members. It cannot, must not, be neglected or relegated to some other person or agency." Cloyd explores simple ways parents and grandparents can introduce children to the presence of God and nurture them spiritually — even through daily, routine activities as well as planned devotional times. This must-have book includes biblical models of spiritual guides along with insightful stories from children, Christian educators and the author's own experiences as a parent and grandparent. Attentiveness to God's daily presence gives the family (and society) the root system that is necessary to live with whatever events life brings. In parenting and grandparenting, we want to give our children wings, but we must start by providing them with healthy roots. Parents & Grandparents as Spiritual Guides will help you with that critical task.
Author: Mark Holmen
Publisher: Baker Books
Grandparents have a significant role to play in forming the faith of their adult children and grandchildren, yet many do not feel empowered or equipped to do so. Faith Begins @Home Grandparents is an easy-to-use resource that starts from square one and ends in a 24/7 lifestyle of family faith. Here, grandparents will find step-by-step tips and true-life stories that provide the inspiration, motivation, and practical knowledge needed to engage in the faith lives and faith formation of their children and grandchildren.