Top 7 Books for Grandparents in 2013

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Being a grandparent in 2013 is quite different from what it was in 1983. Fortunately, a large amount of literature is available to guide grandparents through the new challenges facing them today. The top books for grandparents in 2013 deal with family situations, such as two working parents, divorce, and single parents, that may affect grandparents more now than they did in the past. These books provide new techniques for being a more effective grandparent, while reminding grandparents of immutable core tenets from the past for building stronger family bonds and raising happier grandchildren. Using eBay as a source, grandparents can build a library that helps them to flourish in their family affairs.
1 The Modern Grandparents' Guide

The Modern Grandparents' Guide helps new grandparents navigate a grandparenthood vastly different from that of their own parents. Both parents in many families work these days, whereas a generation ago, mothers were more likely to stay at home. As a result, parents often rely more on grandparents to help raise children than they did in the past. This book helps new grandparents to keep family bonds strong in the new age, leading to well-adjusted grandchildren.

 

2 The New Granny's Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Be the Best Gr

The New Granny's Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Be the Best Gran teaches new grandmothers everything they need to know to be effective in their new family role. This book collects the best advice from the Gransnet online platform, covering subjects such as entertaining grandchildren, fostering strong relationships with in-laws, and handling difficult family situations. This book has the active grandmother in mind, providing many outstanding tips on how to balance social life with grandmotherly duties. Much of the guide's content is also useful for grandfathers.

 

3 Muddle Your Way Through Being a Grandparent: How to Fool People into Thinking You're a Competent Granny or Grandpa

Those who want a look at the lighter side of grandparenting should read Muddle Your Way Through Being a Grandparent: How to Fool People into Thinking You're a Competent Granny or Grandpa! This tongue-in-cheek advice book gives all sorts of tips to help less-than-perfect grandparents seem superb. They can learn which illnesses to feign to escape babysitting duties, how to treat an ugly grandchild, and how to better embellish stories for grandkids. This book is essential reading for anyone who can benefit from amusing shortcuts to being a better grandparent.

 

4 Grandparenting the Blended Family: How to Succeed with Your Step or Adopted Grandchil

More and more British families are growing through adoption and inheriting stepchildren from new marriages. Grandparenting the Blended Family: How to Succeed with Your Step or Adopted Grandchildren teaches grandparents in these situations how to build equally strong relationships with both their biological and non-biological grandchildren. Author Dene Low uses interviews with 30 sets of grandparents to teach readers what works when attempting to build a close-knit, blended family.

 

5 Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul: Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Grandparents

Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul: Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Grandparents presents tales to teach modern grandparents lessons of love, humour, and wisdom. The audience for these stories are active grandparents, step-grandparents, and also for those who play a grandparenting role even if they are unrelated to the children by blood or marriage. This book helps these grandparents to understand the important role they play in creating strong family bonds across generations.

 

6 Returning to the Lakota Way: Old Values to Save a Modern World

It is not a book about grandparenting, but Returning to the Lakota Way: Old Values to Save a Modern World gives grandparents a host of Lakota Indian legends to share with their grandchildren. Author Joseph Marshall III presents stories with important lessons about universal qualities such as patience, selflessness, and tolerance. These stories are educational and entertaining for grandchildren, and they are instructive for grandparents as well.

 

7 My Quotable Grandkid: A Grandparent's Journal of Unforgettable Quo

Children say some funny and insightful things, and My Quotable Grandkid: A Grandparent's Journal of Unforgettable Quotes gives grandparents a template for recording memorable remarks. This journal follows up on My Quotable Kid, and, in conjunction with one another, these two books make an interesting point of comparison between the parent and grandparent perspective.

 

How to Buy the Top 7 Books for Grandparents in 2013 on eBay

You can find all of the top seven books for grandparents in 2013 on eBay. Use the search bar on most pages within the site to find titles that appeal to you, and review sellers by checking their feedback. This collection of comments and ratings from previous buyers helps you to determine the level of customer service a seller is likely to provide. You might also reduce the cost of shipping if you filter sellers by the distance they are from your postcode. Using eBay, you can find great books to further your enjoyment of being a grandparent and help you raise happier grandchildren.
 
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