Isay, Jane, author.
x, 226 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: Stardust — Part I: The family grows. Grandparent prep: what to do before the baby comes ; When everything changes: the shift of power — Part II: The intangibles. Nurturing the moral imagination ; The more they know, the taller they grow: the impact of family stories ; Our fountain of youth — Part III: Real issues, real solutions. Love and sacrifice: custodial grandparents ; Staying close while living far away ; Who gets what and when? — Part IV: Growing up, growing old. The short goodbye: taming teenage grandkids ; The gloaming — Epilogue: “Grandma, I’ll always visit you”
A meditation on the joys of grandparenthood shares practical suggestions for making the most of a grandparent-grandchild relationship, building trust, knowing when and when not to get involved, and managing long-distance challenges.