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Handbook for Grandfathers: How to Be a Pal to Your Grandchildren

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Handbook For Grandfathers is packed with ideas and suggestions to help a grandfather get closer to his grandchildren: Interesting and exciting places to take them—the what and the where and how much it will cost. Seven great American cities to visit, and outdoor adventures to share. River-rafting, range-riding, whale-watching, mountain trekking, windjamming, house boating, foreign travel, it's all here.

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Overview

Handbook For Grandfathers is packed with ideas and suggestions to help a grandfather get closer to his grandchildren: Interesting and exciting places to take them—the what and the where and how much it will cost. Seven great American cities to visit, and outdoor adventures to share. River-rafting, range-riding, whale-watching, mountain trekking, windjamming, house boating, foreign travel, it's all here.

Can't think what to give a grandchild for Christmas or a fast-approaching birthday? Check out a slew of wonderful ideas for things to buy, or put together easily from a kit -like a dollhouse for a granddaughter or a clubhouse for a boy.

Do the grandchildren live at a distance? Here are all the ways to keep in touch, electronically and otherwise—how to get them chatting, what to chat about.

And here is factual, up-to-the-minute information on fiscal planning for the grandfather who wants to help his grandchildren through college, plus clever ways to ensure their financial future.

A grandfather's word carries a lot of weight. Handbook For Grandfathers suggests how to use it wisely, with suggestions for advice and counsel that a grandfather can (and should not) give his grandchildren growing up. This is a book a grandfather will find himself returning to again and again as his grandchildren become a part of his life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595010929
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/9/2000
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Put It There! vii
The Art of Grandfathering 1
To Be a Good Grandfather 1
Seems Incredible 2
Grandchild Chats 3
Perils of Youth 5
Bonding with Your Grandkids 11
Storytelling Time 11
Going Places and Doing Things 19
Adventures With Your Grandchildren 19
Exploring a Big City 21
Seven Great American Cities 22
On the Road With the Grandchildren 61
Exploring the Great Outdoors 63
Heli-Hiking 64
Houseboating 66
Riding the Range 68
River-Rafting 71
Sharing a Love of the Mountains 75
Down on the Farm 80
Windjamming 81
Whale-Watching 84
Foreign Travel 86
A Map of Family Travels 88
The Choice of a Gift 91
Solutions to the Gift Dilemma 91
The Joy of Reading 94
The Dollhouse Connection 102
Grandchild Visits 113
The Treehouse-Playhouse Attraction 113
When It Comes to Comportment 116
Kid Flicks 118
Keeping in Touch 123
Phoning Your Grandkids 123
So You Want to Buy a Computer 132
A Hand in Their Future 135
Seeing a Grandchild Through College 135
Helping to Start a Very Small Business 139
The Strongbox Stratagem 142
The Best Time of Your Life 145
Community Grandfathering 145
Compiling Your Memoirs 146
Go For It! 150
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2001

    It Worked For Me!!!

    My daughter-in-law gave me a copy of this book for my birthday. Now that I'm retired I have plenty of time to spend with my grandchildren while they're still young--kids grow up so fast! This book made me relize the best way to get close to my grandkids it to take them places. It suggested a slew of interesting places and wonderfull things my grandkids and I can do together--with all the costs, the 800 numbers and the folks to call to find out more or make reservations when we need them. For example, the kids and I have decided to go on a whale watching expedition this summer.We're going to climb a mountian(a small one). and when they're a little older, we're going to visit Washington D.C together. This book reminded me that I have certain usefull skills I can pass on to my grandchildren, some of which my grandfather taught me. If things work out, my grandson will be helping me build a boy's clubhouse this summer, or even a tree house. Right now I'm starting on a doll house for my youngest granddaughter. This book told me where I can get everything I need for these projects. This book covers alot of ground. Solid, practical stuff i can use. But the best thing about it, is it's way of helping me through the ideas and advice i can want to impart to my grandchildren to help them get a good start in life. I guess you could say Conrad Brown's 'Handbook For Grandfather's' lit a file under me!!

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