Books About Grandparenting and Grandparenting Issues
Grandparenting Books: The Short List
A shelf filled with helpful books is something every grandparent needs. This list of grandparenting books will impart a better understanding of your grandparenting role. as well as giving you ideas for things to do with your grandchildren. Some of them are good for a few chuckles as well!
Wondrous Child: The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting
The magical relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is captured in this collection of essays about grandparents and grandparenting. Editor Lindy Hough assembled a diverse group of writers dealing with different grandparenting situations to give this collection appeal to all grandparents.
Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son
Anne Lamott, who explored mothering in her 1993 book Operating Instructions, tackles grandmothering in her own unique style in Some Assembly Required.
Grandloving: Making Memories With Your Grandchildren
One of the best grandparent books, Grandloving draws upon the expertise of over 350 grandparents, parents and grandchildren who responded to the authors' questionnaires, but also bears the stamp of the two authors.
Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Dish About Grandmothering
Writers including Judith Viorst, Elizabeth Berg and Letty Cottin Pogrebin turn their considerable talents to the subject of grandmothering, detailing their personal journeys with warmth and wit. Their adventures in grandmothering are bound to strike answering chords with other grandmothers.
Review of Child of My Child: Poems and Stories for Grandparents
When mothers and fathers who are writers become grandmothers and grandfathers, it is only natural that they should feel impelled to write about this transformative experience. Child of My Child is an anthology of poems and stories for grandparents featuring the work of over sixty writers who among them have thousands of publication credits....
Your Child's Divorce
Grandparents have important roles to play in helping adult children going through divorce. Psychologist and author Marsha Temlock walks them through the stages and challenges ahead in Your Child's Divorce, subtitled, "What to Expect--What You Can Do."
Grandparenting a Child With Special Needs
In her fifty years as a practicing pediatrician, Charlotte E. Thompson, M.D., has seen many a child with special needs. A grandmother herself, Dr. Thompson offers advice about grandparenting a child with special needs.
Books About Grandparents' Names Offer a Wealth of Options
Looking for your grandparent name? You'll find help between the covers of these books.
The Really Useful Grandparents' Book Has a Different Vibe
A collaboration by Tony Lacey and Eleo Gordon, The Really Useful Grandparents' Book is a bit old-fashioned and British but a whole lot delightful.
The Grandparents Handbook, One of the Most Eclectic Books for…
Philadelphia-based writer Elizabeth LaBan enlisted the help of her mother and father-in-law to produce this engaging and eclectic little book, a worthy addition to the field of books for grandparents. Subtitled, "Games, Activities, Tips, How-Tos, and All-Around Fun," the book also contains a valuable "refresher course" in baby care.
Review of The Art of Grandparenting
This addition to the field of grandparenting books will enhance the grandparenting experience with its humor, wisdom and insights. Twenty grandparent authors have contributed essays on subjects ranging from becoming a grandparent to being a long-distance grandparent to dealing with rejection from a grandchild.
Living Agelessly: Answers to Your Most Common Questions About Aging Gracefully
Aging gracefully is the dream of most grandparents. Linda Altoonian offers helpful advice about diet, exercise, grandparenting, volunteering and safety for seniors.
Grandchildren: Our Hopes and Dreams
New Zealand author Sally Kabak dispenses practical advice and inspirational bits in this book, subtitled A Practical and Modern Guide to Raising Grandchildren.
The Granny Diaries: An Insider's Guide for New Grandmothers
Adair Lara combines her personal experiences with excellent advice. You'll laugh out loud, but you'll see the wisdom as well.
Review of Super Granny
Super Granny is subtitled "Great Stuff to do With Your Grandkids," and it lives up to its title. It is a compilation of stories from real-life grandparents about what they do with their grandchildren.
You Can Call Me Hoppa!- Choosing a Grandparent Name
One of the decisions facing a grandparent-to-be is choosing his or her grandparent name. Modern grandparents are forsaking traditional names such as Grandma and Papa in favor of names that are more individual. "You Can Call Me Hoppa" contains many suggestions for grandparent names, as well as short stories about how grandparents ended up with...
Be the Best Grandparent, Teach Yourself Series
Besides advice about everyday concerns such as diet and discipline, this fine little book from the UK contains sections on special situations such as being a step-grandparent and grandparenting a special needs child.
Curly Grandma Has Advice About Writing Letters to Children
Curly Grandma's Letters is chock full of advice about writing letters to children. Letters to children can be used to teach as well as to strengthen the bond between grandparents and grandchildren.
New Age Nanas: Being a Grandmother in the 21st Century
Australian grandmothers filled out surveys and allowed themselves to be interviewed to create this study of grandmothers in the 21st century. New Age Nanas may just be the first objective study of modern grandmothering with the readability craved by a popular audience.
All in the Family: A Practical Guide to Successful Multigenerational Living
If you are considering multigenerational living, this book is a must-read. A comprehensive guide to the issues involved when families share housing, it includes valuable information about both the practical and the personal issues involved.
Grandparent Poems and Stories Featured in From the Porch Swing
From the Porch Swing offers grandparent poems and stories by writers around the globe.
The New Grandparents Name Book
This dandy little guide to choosing grandparents name contains over 700 choices, organized into easy-to-use chapters. The New Grandparents Name Book will help new grandparents make the perfect choice when it's time to choose their grandparents name.
How to Be the Perfect Grandma Hands Out Advice Both Humorous and Spot-On
Bryna Nelson Paston gives advice in How to Be the Perfect Grandma. Some is serious, and some is tongue-in-cheek, but most grandparents will relate to every bit of it, from abstaining from using baby powder to always being prepared to prove your superiority to the other grandmother.
Grand Wishes: Advocating to Preserve the Grandparent-Grandchild Bond
Susan Hoffman turned her personal struggle to see her grandson into a cause and achieved change in her state, California. Hoffman's book Grand Wishes details how Hoffman was able to get California law changed. Hoffman also details the emotional toll on disenfranchised grandparents and offers helpful advice.
How to Survive Living Under One Roof Again
This book, by Susan Newman, Ph.D., about multigenerational living in shared housing, concentrates on the interpersonal relationships involved.
Grandparenting at Long Distance: Connecting With Grandchildren Across the Miles
If you need advice about grandparenting at long distance, Selma Wasserman has tips for you, and they aren't all technology-based.
Grandma Camp on a Budget
For first-time grandma campers, Denise Hooper's book is a must-have for its detailed directions, helpful lists and inspirational ideas.
Who Gets to Name Grandma: The Wisdom of Mothers and Grandmothers
Subtitled "The Wisdom of Mothers and Grandmothers," Who Gets to Name Grandma is a compilation of questions and comments from both sides of the generational divide. Each chapter addresses a stage of the parenting/grandparenting journey. There are four chapters, each divided into sections organized around a quotation from a mother or grandmother,...
Grandma Rules: Notes on Grandmotherhood
Looking for a funny grandmother book? Jill Milligan will elicit some laughter and some nods of agreement with her Grandma Rules: Notes on Grandmotherhood, the World's Best Job. Grandparents and parents alike will enjoy Milligan's humorous take on grandmotherhood.
Grandpa, Do You Remember When?
Grandpa, Do You Remember When is the title of a grandpa journal, a book for grandparents to fill in and give to a grandchild. This keepsake journal is graced with lovely illustrations with a nostalgic flavor by Jim Daly.
Grandma, Do You Remember When?
Grandma, Do You Remember When is the title of a grandma journal, a book for grandparents to fill in and give to a grandchild. This keepsake journal is graced with lovely illustrations with a nostalgic flavor by Jim Daly.
Grandpa Rules: Notes on Grandfatherhood, the World's Best Job
Comedy writer Michael Milligan shares a few grandfather jokes in Grandpa Rules: Notes on Grandfatherhood, the World's Best Job. Milligan's humorous takes on grandfatherhood will tickle grandparents and parents. Some of his jokes will even tickle the grandkids.
A Grandparents' Memory Book
"Did You Really Walk Five Miles to School?" is the subtitle of this delightful keepsake journal, titled A Grandparents' Memory Book. Real questions from real grandkids line the pages, along with some quotations and photographs that are sure to make you smile.
Questions to Bring You Closer to Grandma and Grandpa
Unlike most memory journals, which are designed to be filled out by grandparents, this little book is designed to create an interactive experience between a grandchild and grandma and grandpa.The authors say that it can even be used if grandparents are deceased, by asking the questions of those who knew grandma and grandpa.
Memories for My Grandchild: A Grandmother's Keepsake Journal
This generously sized, nicely bound keepsake journal would make a wonderful gift for a grandchild, after a grandmother has lovingly filled it out.
A Grandparent's Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words
If the idea of filling out an entire grandparent journal intimidates you, consider this spiral bound grandparent journal, A Grandparent's Legacy. Each month you'll have just 12 questions to answer, and the end of 12 months you'll have a completed grandparent journal.
Reflections: A Jewish Grandparent's Gift of Memories
The gift of memories is one of the most meaningful gifts that a grandparent can give a grandchild. This gift journal will enable a Jewish grandparent to share his or her heritage with a grandchild, from generation to generation.
Grandma's Special Memories - A Keepsake Record Book
Grandmas can preserve their special memories with this keepsake record book. Created and charmingly illustrated by Linda Spivey, this keepsake record book will make a wonderful gift for a grandchild.
Grandparents' Journal - A Grandparent's Journal from Ryland Peters
This grandparents' journal features tabbed sections and pockets to hold photographs, cards or keepsakes. With its sections labeled family history, childhood memories, family traditions, family celebrations, the next generation, and the future, this journal gives equal time to the past and the future.
Grandmother Remembers: A Written Heirloom for My Grandchild
Grandmother Remembers Holidays is a special kind of journal for a grandmother to create for a grandchild. Subtitled "An Album of Memories and Photos for My Grandchild," the book has spaces for the major holidays, addressed in chronological order. Colorful illustrations and short poems set the mood in this holiday journal.
Grandmother Remembers: A Written Heirloom for My Grandchild
Grandmother Remembers is a gift journal for a grandmother to create for a grandchild. Subtitled "A Written Heirloom for My Grandchild," the book features lots of spaces for photographs and mementos, as well as prompts for writing about your family, your childhood, your marriage and the early years of the grandchild's parent. It is enhanced with...
Glorious Grandparenting: Having the Time of Your Life With Your Grandchildren
Brit TV personality Gloria Hunniford combines grandparenting advice with a personal narrative to create a book about grandparenting that is both touching and helpful.
The Grandmother Book: A Book About You for Your Grandchild
Subtitled "A Book About You for Your Grandchild," this book features lots of spaces for photographs and mementos, as well as prompts for writing about your family, your childhood, your marriage and the early years of the grandchild's parent.
Grandmothers, a Grandmother Book for All Generations
Grandmothers, by Lauren Cowen and Jayne Wexler, is a grandmother book that all generations will enjoy. It includes stories about famous grandmothers, grandmothers of the famous and unsung grandmothers who are nonetheless the stars of enormously poignant stories. Gorgeous black-and-white photos complement the stories and make this coffee table book fun to look at as well as inspiring to read.
Women Know Everything: 3241 Quips, Quotes and Brilliant Remarks
Women have interesting things to say. If you're a doubter, this book of quotations by women will convince you.
Readers Respond: Best Grandparenting Books
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The Sacred Work of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Parenting grandparents are are doing a sacred work, but that doesn't meant they don't face challenges. This book by Elaine K. Williams will be helpful to grandparents raising grandchildren and of interest to many others.
What is it like to be parentless parents? Allison Gilbert explores the world of parents without parents in this insightful book, subtitled "How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children."
Mom's Book of Lists
Yes, this book of lists may be designed for moms, but grandparents can benefit from it as well. This sound parenting advice will be especially helpful to grandparents raising grandchildren.
Jan's Story is Honest, Heart-Breaking Account of Living With …
By CBS correspondent Barry Petersen, Jan's Story is an account of a couple living with Alzheimer's. Petersen traces the different stages of the disease and its effect on his wife, as well as how it impacted him as a caregiver, in heart-rending detail.
Psychiatrist's Book Suggests Ways to Prevent Dementia
Psychiatrist Scott D. Mendelson has penned a book that will help its readers better understand Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. Subtitled, "How to Avoid the Modern Epidemic of Dementia," it covers different types of dementia and suggests nutritional and lifestyle changes that may help to prevent dementia.
RetroActive: Skip, Hop and You Don't Stop (Games We Played)
This book of childhood games is aptly titled, because the games are decidedly retro, but also designed to make kids more active. Grandparents will enjoy sharing these traditional childhood games with their grandchildren.
The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain - There's More Than Forgetfulness Going...
There's more than forgetfulness going on in the middle-aged brain, and some of it is very good, according to this readable, upbeat book by Barbara Strauch, the health editor of the New York Times.
Making Toast Depicts Tragedy and Multigenerational Living
A story of a heartbreaking loss evolves into an extraordinarily rich tale of a multigenerational household attempting to come to terms with that loss. Award-winning author and journalist Roger Rosenblatt imbues this memoir with humor, honesty and pathos.
A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old
There's good news and bad news about aging in this book by Marc E. Agronin, M.D. Subtitled "A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old," the book reflects Agronin's experiences working with nursing home patients in Miami, as well as his other experiences as a geriatric psychiatrist.
Life Organizer: The Essential Record Keeper and Estate Planner
The Life Organizer is a tool for organizing all the important papers in one's life, but it is more. It is also a tool to start people thinking about all the choices they face in the future, so that they are more likely to take action on those choices in a timely manner.
Review of Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes
Two professors take on the commercial establishmentand how they market to girls in "Packaging Girlhood," subtitled "Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketer's Schemes." The five chapters outlining the problem deal with what girls wear, watch, listen to, read and do. The sixth chapter gives advice about how to talk to daughters and encourage them to resist marketing schemes. Parents and grandparents of girls will benefit from a reading of this book which exposes how retailers market to girls.
Secrets of a Jewish Mother
Three lively personalities that you may know from the broadcast world join forces to offer advice on just about everything. Jill Zarin, star of "The Real Housewives of New York," collaborates with her mother and sister to furnish guidance for all generations on topics of all descriptions. Punctuated with unique wit and Yiddish expressions, the trio dishes about marriage, beauty, money and Yiddish superstitions. Secrets of a Jewish Mother has advice for all generations.
When Being a Grandma Isn't So Grand
Loving adult children is key to getting to love and be with grandchildren. Donne Davis of the GaGa Sisterhood hands out advice and shares insights from the younger generation in her book, When Being a Grandma Isn't So Grand.
No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Letters to My Grandchildren
John D. Spooner's letters to his grandchildren about money and life are filled with good financial advice as well as his unique personal insights.
Favorite Grandparenting Book With Multiple Authors: Readers' Choice Awards 2013
By their very nature, anthologies can capture the diversity and richness of the grandparenting experience. These three books with multiple authors have been chosen as finalists in the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
Favorite Grandparenting Book With 1-3 Authors: Readers' Choice Awards 2013
These five books for grandparents have been chosen as finalists in the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards for grandparenting books with 1-3 authors.
Best E-Book About Grandparenting: Readers' Choice Awards 2013
These three e-books have been chosen as finalists in the category of Favorite E-Book About Grandparenting in the Readers' Choice Awards. They offer a grandparenting slant on topics ranging from gardening to decluttering to Christian living.
Favorite Children's Book Featuring Grandparents: Readers' Choice Awards 2013
These five books have been chosen as finalists in the category of Favorite E-Book Children's Book Featuring Grandparents, Readers' Choice Awards.
Best Grandparenting Book: About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012
Check out these five books for grandparents, which have been chosen as finalists in the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, which is sponsored by About.com.
Minimalism for Grandparents
This calmly common-sense guide is designed for grandparents who want to simplify their homes and their lives. The author is pro minimalism for grandparents, yet also respectful of their precious possessions.
Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon
The work of activist grandmother groups is described in this account of grandmothers in 15 countries that work in various causes, ranging from caring for grandchildren who have been orphaned by AIDS to providing solar power for their villages.
Grandma's Short and Sweet Survival Guide
Looking for a small gift for a new grandmother? Grandma's Short and Sweet Survival Guide is the perfect choice. Veteran grandparents also will find it useful.
The Everything Kids' Learning Activities Book
If you'd like to boost skills and beat boredom, The Everything Kids' Learning Activities Book will help you fill days spent with the grandchildren with fun and learning.
Grandmothering: Real Life in Real Families
The joys of contemporary grandmothering, along with the challenges, are addressed in Becky Sarah's book, subtitled Real Life in Real Families.