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Things to do now that you're...a Grandparent provides the newly appointed grandparent with 600 ingenious, fun and creative ideas to explore.

For most of us, news of a grandchild's impending arrival will send us into a dizzying array of emotions. Like other major events in our lives, no single emotion fits the bill.
How could it? The birth of a grandchild signals a new stage of your life - a new beginning. There are so many different ways to be ...

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Things to do now that you're...a Grandparent provides the newly appointed grandparent with 600 ingenious, fun and creative ideas to explore.

For most of us, news of a grandchild's impending arrival will send us into a dizzying array of emotions. Like other major events in our lives, no single emotion fits the bill.
How could it? The birth of a grandchild signals a new stage of your life - a new beginning. There are so many different ways to be involved in our grandchildren's lives - and it is up to us to choose the ones we are most comfortable with.

Grandparents today are very different from grandparents of only a generation ago: we are generally healthier, busier and more likely to still be working when our first grandchild arrives. As a result, our role as grandparent can vary greatly - from being the on-hand care giver while parents go to work; or the long distance grand who explores grand parenting via emails, letters, photographs and presents; or you may be somewhere in between - providing regular supportive and fun contact with your grandchildren. In whatever capacity, there are great joys to be had rediscovering the passage of childhood for the third time and relearning the skills of parenting, once removed.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781846013249
  • Publisher: Octopus Books
  • Publication date: 7/15/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Known for her expertise on family issues, Amy Goyer is a columnist for AARP.org. A recognized media authority, her 25 years of experience in intergenerational matters has ranged from local to international and includes a special emphasis on grandparenting.

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  • Posted April 6, 2010

    My mother-in-law is so excited!

    I am expecting a first grandchild in August and I have been reading everything I can get my hands on about parenting. My mother-in-law asked me if I had run across any good books on grandparenting, so I asked around and a friend suggested this book. I bought it, loved it, got a copy for my mother-in-law and she loved it too. It's just a great book, full of fun ideas and practical advice. I'm giving my mother a copy for Mother's Day. It's so fun to be able to share the anticipation of the new roles we're going to play!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2010

    Great Gift for new grandparents!

    As many of my friends are becoming first time grandparents, I wanted a nice useful gift to commemorate their new "Status". This was the perfect gift to give, great value, and let them know I was thinking of them in this very exciting time of their life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2010

    Practical advice

    Finally, Amy Goyer has put her substantial experience in grandparenting into a book. It's chock full of practical advice that will align with your instincts -- and maybe even take your relationship with your grandchild a bit deeper.

    Bravo!

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  • Posted April 6, 2010

    Great for new grandparents, you and others!

    I love this little book for its fun and creative ideas of how to spoil your grandchildren. After receiving it as a gift when I became a new grandparent, it is my gift of choice for family & friends as they also join the grandparent ranks.

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  • Posted April 7, 2010

    Loved it, full of great ideas!

    This little book is on my list of new grandparent gifts, one of the things we routinely give new grandparents at my church by way of congratulations! It doesn't talk down or lecture, doesn't assume you are an idiot who knows nothing about children, just has loads and loads of great ideas to pick and choose from for all ages of grandchildren. She has a great column at AARP.org as well. Highly recommended.

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