Synopses & Reviews
The essential guide for contemporary grandparents, who are as eager to continue their vibrant, active lifestyles as they are to enjoy their grandchildren
Totally Cool Grandparenting recognizes that unlike previous generations, today's grandparents continue with their careers and activities well into their grandparenting years. Totally Cool Grandparenting explains how these modern grandparents can participate in the traditional, joyous responsibilities of their role, but without the traditional bells and whistles. With clear, upfront advice, humor, and time-tested tactics, gathered from not only personal experience but dozens of interviews with grandparents -- and grandkids -- across the country, Linsley covers such topics as:
-- Spoiling the grandkids without annoying the parents
-- Giving gifts that the kids will like
-- Handling The Visit, from an hour of babysitting to a holiday vacation
-- Coping with modern methods of communication
-- Choosing a moniker: Granny and Gramps or just Doris and Bill?
-- and much more.
What Every Modern Grandparent Needs To Know
Today's grandparents continue with their careers and activities well into their grandparenting years. Totally Cool Grandparenting explains how these modern grandmparents can participate in the traditional joyous reponsibilities of their role in up-to-date ways. With clear, upfront advice, humor, and time-tested tactics, gathered from personal experience and dozens of interviews with grandparents--and grandkids--across the country, Linsley covers such topics as:
Spoiling the grandchildren without annoying the parents
Giving gifts that the kids will like
Handling the visit, from baby-sitting to a holiday vacation
Tackling errands with grandkids in tow
Coping with modern methods of communication
Teaching, giving, and receiving respect
And much more
They always say children don't come with a manual, but thanks to Linsley, now grandkids do!
About the Author
is the author of more than fourty-five books including Leslie Linsley's 15-minute Decorating Ideas, Leslie Linsley's Quick Christmas Decorating Ideas
and The Weekend Quilt
. She lives on Nantucket, where she and her husband, designer/photographer Jon Aron own a home decorating store, Leslie Linsley Nantucket. Linsley has six grandchildren.