The Special Mission of Grandparents: Hearing, Seeing, Telling

The Special Mission of Grandparents: Hearing, Seeing, Telling

by C. Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897896726

ISBN-13: 9780897896726

Pub. Date: 11/30/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

By supporting and influencing their families and communities, grandparents—and those who act as grandparents—can play a key role in today's society. Their special mission is derived from a strong sense of purpose and direction that develops from making significant contributions to family life. These include compiling and recounting family histories,

Overview

By supporting and influencing their families and communities, grandparents—and those who act as grandparents—can play a key role in today's society. Their special mission is derived from a strong sense of purpose and direction that develops from making significant contributions to family life. These include compiling and recounting family histories, maintaining meaningful relationships among different generations, opening up family communications, explaining social changes, and participating in community life. With the aid of real-life examples of intergenerational family dynamics, the author—a clinical sociologist who has practiced family therapy for more than 25 years—presents principles, techniques, and perspectives for today's grandparents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897896726
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

Starting Points

Becoming a Grandparent

The Special Mission of Grandparents

Hearing

Seeing

Telling

Being a Special Agent

Balanced Families

Traditional Families

Families in Conflict

Dysfunctional Families

Distant Families

Fragmented Families

Blended Families

Accomplishing the Special Mission

From Generation to Generation

Leaving a Legacy

Giving Back to Society

Suggested Reading

Index

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