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The gift of grandparenting : building meaningful relationships with your grandchildren

Author: Eric E Wiggin
Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Grandparenting isn't what it used to be -- it's better! As parents get busier and schedules get more crowded, the role of the grandparent is gaining new ground as an important influence in the lives of grandchildren. The Gift of Grandparenting acknowledges the one-of-a-kind place in a child's life that only a grandparent can fill. From passing on family history and imparting spiritual wisdom to sharing special times  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric E Wiggin
ISBN: 1561799246 9781561799244 1561799254 9781561799251
OCLC Number: 46683995
Notes: "A Focus on the Family book"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Grandparenting is absolutely wonderful --
Around the corner to Grandma's house --
Seeing through your grandchild's eyes --
The extended family : yesterday and today --
Grandfather's mountain : the homestead model --
When grandmas and grandpas were old --
Things not found in books --
Busy moms, baby-sitting grandmoms --
The split-family grandparent --
Grandparents across the miles --
When your grandchild's ears fall off --
Who's that boy with the pimples? --
Grandparents bearing gifts --
Parenting is for parents --
Are today's teens different? --
When love must say no --
How to invest in your grandchildren's future --
The grandparent and eternal values --
How grandparents can let go without losing their posterity --
The grandchild who climbs trees --
When grandparents must be parents.
Responsibility: Eric Wiggin ; [foreword by Gary D. Chapman].

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Grandparenting isn't what it used to be -- it's better! As parents get busier and schedules get more crowded, the role of the grandparent is gaining new ground as an important influence in the lives of grandchildren. The Gift of Grandparenting acknowledges the one-of-a-kind place in a child's life that only a grandparent can fill. From passing on family history and imparting spiritual wisdom to sharing special times and traditions, this book guides grandparents in taking an active role in creating a family that's strong spiritually and emotionally. Whether the grandchildren live around the corner or around the country, this book gives every grandparent new ways to enjoy the marvelous gift of grandparenting. - Back cover.

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