God Knows Grandparents Make a Difference: Ways to Share Your Wisdom

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Grandparents have always tackled a mixed bag of joy, sorrow, energy, exhaustion, fear, laughter, anger, and peace that is part and parcel of being a grandparent.

And today there are new challenges, too -- providing one-parent families with emotional and financial support; adjusting to ethnic, racial, and religious diversity; or even taking on the parenting of a grandchild. Whether you simply want to make the most of this very special time or are seeking guidance for the unique ...

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Overview

Grandparents have always tackled a mixed bag of joy, sorrow, energy, exhaustion, fear, laughter, anger, and peace that is part and parcel of being a grandparent.

And today there are new challenges, too -- providing one-parent families with emotional and financial support; adjusting to ethnic, racial, and religious diversity; or even taking on the parenting of a grandchild. Whether you simply want to make the most of this very special time or are seeking guidance for the unique challenges of modern grandparenting, here's reassurance and direction to enjoy the pleasures and negotiate the difficulties. With practical suggestions, shared stories, and the experiences of those who have been there, God Knows Grandparents Make a Difference encourages grandparents to embrace both the joys and challenges of today's grandparenting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893732506
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: God Knows Series
  • Pages: 162
  • Sales rank: 810,233
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1. Face It, You're in Love Again 15
2. Rejoice in the Freedom of Grandparenting 23
3. Offer Your Grandchildren a Legacy of Wisdom 33
4. Help Your Grandkids by Helping Their Parents 43
5. Admit It! You're Going to Have Favorites 55
6. Establish Boundaries on Your Money and Time 67
7. Seize the Moment, Offer Stability in Troubled Times 77
8. It's Okay to Be a Reluctant Grandparent 91
9. Learn to Cherish Special Blessings 103
10. You Don't Always Have to Like Your Kids' Spouses 115
11. Learn to Embrace Diversity in Your Family 129
12. Raising Grandchildren? You Can Do It! 141
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