A new grandchild can be the soucesof generational child-raising issues. Span the generation gap withthe new face of grandparenting.
Book Review by Jan Wilson
The New Face of Grandparenting… Why Parents Need Their Own Parents
by Don Schmitz
Parents and grandparents can work together for the benefit of the children.Solve potential generational child-raising issues before they start with this easy-reading guide for families.
When a grandchild is born, the generation gap often blooms anew with that child. Challenges and friction can result when the grandparents and the new parents have different perspectives on how to take care of your grandchild.
Don Schmitz airs these potential problems, then helps solve them before they start.
One chapter includes the Ten Absolutes of Grandparenting. Another presents tips on improving communication; another has the 4Ls of effective relationships: Loving, Laughing, Learning and Listening.
Each chapter ends with ideas/suggestions for parents, followed by ideas/suggestions for grandparents.
This is an outstanding book for grandparents to give new parents. Read it yourself, though, before you pass it on.