Grandparenting ABCs: A Beginner's Handbook

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Penguin, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 195 pages
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From babysitting schedules to dealing with stepchildren to long-distance grandparenting, this book covers everything that today's grandmas and grandpas need to know--in a warm, witty style that can help anyone feel relaxed and reassured in this new family role. Written by a grandmother who's authored fourteen previous books, Grandparenting ABCs discusses the newest developments in pregnancy and childbirth, makes suggestions for the most useful baby gifts and the best books, music, and toys for each stage of growth, explores the emotions that may come with this important life passage--and offers a road map through one of life's most joyful journeys, letting grandparents pass on a legacy of love to the newest generation.
 

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Contents

So You Are Expecting a Grandchild
3
So Your Child Is Expecting a Child
11
The New Baby
25
Watching the Baby Grow
37
One to Three
61
Grandma and Grandpas House
71
How to Parent New Parents
83
The LongDistance Grandparent
97
The Reluctant Grandparent
119
GrandSibling Rivalry
129
BUYING FOR BABY
137
Buying the Basics
139
All About Toys
153
Books Music and Videos for Baby
169
Catalogs and References
179
Copyright

The Overextended family
109

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About the author (1998)

Eleanor Berman , a grandmother herself, has written fourteen previous books and was a regular contributor to Working Mother magazine for more than a decade. She also served as a consulting editor for the Reader's Digest book Grandparenting Today.

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