Good to Be Grand (Hardcover)

Making the Most of Your Grandchilda's First Year

By Cheryl Harbour, Hillary Rodham Clinton (Foreword by)

Benbella Books, 9781942952329, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

List Price: 14.95*
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Becoming a grandparent is a major milestone, raising new questions, challenges, and opportunities. Prepare for this transformative stage of life--and make the baby's first year one of the most meaningful experiences for both of you.

Good to Be Grand is the ultimate roadmap for today's grandparent, combining the latest information about infant care--from medical developments to equipment innovations to parenting practices--with honest, down-to-earth advice and anecdotes about grandparents' special role.

Journalist and new grandmother Cheryl Harbour gets right to the point of what modern grandparents really need to know from the time they begin anticipating the birth to the end of the first year. Harbour takes the best and most relevant information from the latest research, expert interviews, and thick parenting books and tailors it specifically for grandparents, recognizing the unique bond they share with their children's children.

Each chapter provides interesting facts and observations about what has remained the same and what has changed about childcare over the years, what you can do to support the physical and emotional well-being of your grandchild and, most important, what you can do to make the most of the experience.

With a foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton, including her personal reflections on the birth of her first grandchild, Good to Be Grand is for smart and sophisticated grandparents eager to embark on their grandparenting journeys with enthusiasm, knowledge, and confidence.

About the Author

As a journalist and communications consultant, Cheryl Harbour has researched and written about topics as diverse as nuclear energy, education, health, logistics, and women s leadership. About to become a grandmother, she turned her attention to finding the best information available on the first year of a baby s life, eager to share not only the facts but awareness of the abundant opportunities for inspiration and transformation. Since 2011, she has kept a lively conversation going with women on the interactive web site she founded www.iwdialogue (Intelligent Women Dialogue), encouraging an exchange of views on world affairs, U.S. politics, modern society and healthand now she adds grandparenting to the mix."