Intentional Grandparenting: Contemporary Guide

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What is intentional grand parenting? This comprehensive guide offers ten basic principles for effective grand parenting, combining solid advice from experts with inspirational and humorous real-life stories. Intentional Grand parenting helps ease the transition for grandparents who face a vastly changed world of parenting by explaining the differences between ''then and now'' in childbirth and child-rearing practices, as well as what to expect in diverse family situations such as blended families and same-sex unions. This handbook includes a wealth of practical ideas, such as how to baby-proof your home, how to stay in touch (including cyber-grand parenting), and how you can best support your adult children as they become parents. Informative and fun, this book is an indispensable tool for anyone entering this challenging and rewarding life stage.

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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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Peggy Edwards is a consultant on aging and a coauthor of the bestselling guide The Healthy Boomer: A No-Nonsense Midlife Health Guide for Women and Men, and Mary Jane Sterne is a human resource management consultant. Between them, they have nineteen grandchildren

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