The Joyous Gift of Grandparenting

The Joyous Gift of Grandparenting

101 Practical Ideas & Meaningful Activities to Share Your Love

By Robin Hewitt; Doug Hewitt

Hatherleigh Press, Paperback, 9781578262670, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2008


This book is the ideal gift for new grandparents.

Whether they see their grandchildren once a month, once a week, or are their primary caregiver, all grandparents agree: today’s world can be hectic. It’s difficult to plan activities that can nurture their grandchildren and strengthen family bonds while still making those loving, lasting memories.

The Joyous Gift of Grandparenting helps grandparents inspire their grandchildren’s imaginations, open their minds to new ideas and concepts, and help develop their social skills.

Accompanied by conversation starters, fun facts, and a personal anecdote from the authors, activities included are suitable for all ages and various periods of time, and tips are paired with every activity, discussing grandparent-specific problems, such as:

• the challenges of maintaining a relationship over long distances

• navigating parenting conflicts between grandparents and parents

• helping grandchildren cope with their parents’ divorce

Whether they are on a fixed income or want to spoil the kids, have an hour or a week to plan, this helpful guide will assist the cool grandparent find activities that are both meaningful and enjoyable–for them as well as for the grandkids.

About the Author
Born and raised on the shores of Michigan's Lake St. Clair, one of Robin Hewitt's earliest memories is of Mama warning her to beware of The Bogeyman, who lived in the caves on the banks of the Clinton River. Although extensive teenage explorations brought her to the conclusion that Mama had actually been worried that her baby would fall in the river, she never forgot the warnings or the idea that a monster could live beneath our feet, slinking out at night to strike terror in the hearts of unsuspecting women and children. Robin lives in Michigan with her Boxer mix, Rosie the Dog.

Doug Hewitt is the author of "The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting," Divorced with three children in 1993, he soon discovered how tough parenting could really be, Doug is a frequent speaker on parenting. In 2005, he married his high school sweetheart, who came with a whole new set of challenges: grandkids.
Robin Hewitt coordinates the behind-the-scenes tasks of research for each writing project, compiling the Fun Facts, Asides, Tips, and other features. Robin considers being a grandmother the greatest gift of her life.