Creative Grandparenting: How to Love and Nurture a New Generation

Creative Grandparenting: How to Love and Nurture a New Generation


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Loving grandparents Jerry and Judy Schreur offer creative and sound ways for grandparents to be involved with their grandchildren at every stage of their lives and circumstances - the good times as well as the tough times.  Based on the authors' practical exerience, soid rinciples of child development, and anchored in biblical truth, this unique resoure will be welcomed by all grandparents who want to be a positive, caring presence in their grandchildren's lives. Whether it's the wonder years (preschool), the exploration years (elementary school age), the "in transition" years (adolescence), or the "on their own" years (young adults), grandparents can enrich the lives of their grandchildren...and enrich their own lives as well.  Readers will be inspired to begin right now to build memories and to pass on their own legacy of fun and faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572934887
Publisher: Our Daily Bread Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,203,158
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Jerry Schreur is a marriage and family counselor, educator, and researcher. He has a Ph.D. in family studies and is the coauthor of five books and coproducer of several video series, all relating to building strong families. Judy Schreur is a professional manager (retired), a humorist, and a motivatonal speaker. She has been a featured speaker at the Time Out for Women national conference. Jerry and Judy have five grandchildren. Erin Schreur, a graduate of Lewis & Clark College, is a development assistant at the University of Chicago, working with alumni relations.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction: Creative Grandparenting Is for You 11

Chapter 1 Our Many Roles 19

Chapter 2 The Wonder Years 39

Chapter 3 Coaches and Cheerleaders 63

Chapter 4 Fear Not, the Best Is Yet to Come 83

Chapter 5 On Their Own 107

Chapter 6 Involved but Not Interfering 125

Chapter 7 In Difficult Times 149

Chapter 8 Across Miles, Mountains, and Oceans 171

Chapter 9 The Beauty of Differences 195

Chapter 10 In Harmony 211

Chapter 11 Back to Parenting 229

Chapter 12 Leaving a Legacy 247

Afterword: Take the Challenge 261

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