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From interracial families to adopted children, same-sex parents to surrogacy, this comprehensive title covers the new challenges and new joys of being a grandparent today

"Dr. Kornhaber has done it again. He draws upon years of experience to produce a comprehensive overview of grandparenting. He is a master at understanding the roles and relationships of grandparents and grandchildren, and relating them in such a way that grandparents can't resist jumping full force into this extremely important and powerful phase in their lives."
--Amy Goyer, Coordinator, AARP Grandparent Information Center

The Grandparent Guide is a complete education for readers struggling with the challenges of modern grandparenting. Based on Dr. Kornhaber's more than 30 years of research and clinical studies, it supplies the expert advice and guidance grandparents need to stay ahead of the curve of social change.

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An essential guidebook to get you through the highs and lows of modern-day grandparenting

Gone are the days when your role as a grandparent was easily definable as the provider of homemade cookies and a quick game of catch. Times have changed, and so have grandparents. You're healthier, wealthier, younger, and smarter than any previous generation. Families have also become far more diverse and complex, making the role of grandparent more complicated, unclear, and confusing. Fortunately, Arthur Kornhaber, M.D., can help you through the experience with The Grandparent Guide.

  • Learn how grandparenting can provide you with a powerful identity while conferring important meaning and influence on your life.
  • Gain an understanding of your critical importance in your grandchild's life and the many roles you play, each one giving you an opportunity to love, teach, and support.
  • Learn how to increase your coping skills and be an effective grandparent in any family situation.
  • Explore modern grandparenting issues that range from cybergrandparenting and adoption to families of same-sex parents and raising grandchildren yourself.
  • Learn how to support parents, who serve as the linchpin of your relationship with your grandchild.
  • Learn how you can be a positive role model for future generations of your family.

Also included in this authoritative guidebook are an extensive bibliography, lists of websites and support groups, and descriptions of recommended books and films on related subjects.

The Grandparent Guide is a priceless resource for all grandparents or soon-to-be grandparents, filled with invaluable information that you can refer to again and again as you cherish those special times with your grandchild.

About the Author:

Arthur Kornhaber, M.D., is a child and family therapist, clinician, researcher, and medical writer and is the nation's foremost expert on grandparenting issues. As the president and founder of the nonprofit Foundation for Grandparenting, he has been called on by the U.S. Congress and the White House to advise on issues concerning grandparents. Referred to by Tom Brokaw as "the Dr. Spock of grandparenting," Dr. Kornhaber makes regular appearances in the media, including CNN and "Today." His website,, is the oldest international grandparenting website offering networking, information, and communication worldwide.

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