GrandLoving: Making Memories with Your GrandchildrenPaperback
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- Publisher: Heartstrings Press
- Format: Paperback | 306 pages
- Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 20mm | 522g
- Publication date: 1 April 2010
- ISBN 10: 0967534976
- ISBN 13: 9780967534978
- Edition: 5
- Edition statement: 5th
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 522,405
Incorporating advice from more than 350 families nationwide, this guide offers specific tips for bonding with grandchildren, from babies to teens. Along with a completely revised resource section, this fifth edition features expanded sections on Skyping, texting, and social networking--Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Twitter, and YouTube. Among the guide's hints are more than 225 easy, low-cost, do-together, and long-distance activities such as ideas for successful visits, holidays, and family traditions. While primarily intended for use by grandparents, this sourcebook's strategies and suggestions can also help daycare providers, separated parents, extended family members, and teachers grow closer to the children in their lives.
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Sue Johnson is the founder of Gramma's Graphics, Inc. and the online resource www.grandloving.com, has served as a judge for the Mom's Choice Award, and volunteers her time and expertise to help battered women and children in Virginia. She lives in Lancaster, Virginia. Julie Carlson has been an editor since 1989 and currently freelances for the university presses at Harvard and Yale. Her developmental editing projects include "Green Intelligence "and "Habeas Corpus." She lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Bower has taught for eleven years, with experience in elementary students, mentoring new teachers, teaching prospective teachers at Loyola University Chicago, and supervising student teachers at Northwestern University. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
""With humor, wisdom, and been-there experience, "Grandloving "covers everything from what to do for an expectant mom to how to connect with a grandteen." --Gun Denhart, co-founder, Hanna Andersson Clothing Company"
Table of contents
How to Use This BookCuttings from our Philosophical Scrap Box 1 Nine Months and Counting2 Hello Baby!3 Love Across the Miles4 With Open Arms: When Your Grandchildren Visit5 Pack to Play: Enjoying Grandchildren at Their Home6 Heartfelt Holidays and Family Traditions7 More Mailbox Treasures8 Looking Ahead: Tweens, Teens and Beyond9 A Click Away: Keeping Close with Technology10 Caring for Your Grandchild11 Helpful Resources for Grandparents12 Favorite Books to Cherish and Share AcknowledgementsNotesIndexThe Most Important Family Tradition