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Hooray for Grandparents!

Ideas for Keeping Close, Building Traditions, and Creating Last Memories

This really is a beautifully-designed hardcover of sumptuous colors, engaging typeface, and premium vellum paper filled with gentle wisdom, keen advice, thoughtful warnings, encouragement, reminders, and clever tricks for any and all grandparents.  Included is a 9-page Grandparenting Bucket List you’ll want to keep handy.

Hooray for Grandparents! celebrates the unique role grandparents play in children’s lives and delivers 40 strategies for building a strong relationship between grandparent and grandchild. Discover grand activities to do together, ways to create your own special traditions, insight on how to support your grandchild in difficult times, and ideas for building a legacy that lives beyond your years.

NOTE:  This is NOT one of those grandparenting journals that bring guilt on poor Nana and Papa because they don’t know what to write!  It’s a true gift that will bring laughter and tears.

WHAT TO BUY MIMI AND POPS?  There are countless gifting moments for grandparents and you can give this book for any occasion, any time of year.

PERFECT AS A GIFT TO your parents, grandparents, foster grandparents, friends who are grandparents, soon-to-be grandparents, or yourself!  Expectant parents can give or deliver this book to their own parents as a way to announce the good news!

ADDITONAL ENGAGEMENT: As a national speaker, the author is available for interactive presentations and book readings for social organizations and senior groups on request.

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Chronicle Publishing

Praise for Hooray for Grandparents!

  • Father of five and grandfather of many, Payleitner (The Newlywed Year) presents ideas for creating a legacy to last through generations. He advocates the creation of warm and fuzzy traditions, sharing the importance of even simple gestures such as a thumbs-up at the end of each video chat or texting a weekly joke to each grandchild. He evaluates the benefits of both living close or far away from grandchildren and ideas for keeping them near to one's heart in either situation. He also suggests ways to discuss one's own hard-earned life lessons and examines several topics, such as keeping a bucket list of experiences to have with grandchildren, choosing the right name to be called as a grandparent, and creating kid-friendly spots in one's home for play and exploration. He also offers ideas for helping grandchildren grow in their talents, while also sharing your unique legacy with them. VERDICT Questions and activities abound in this book. Most grandparents will find guidance that resonates for their unique situation.

    - Library Journal
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