The Sixty Minute Grandparent: Becoming the Best Grandparent You Can Be

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'If you have children, buy this book for your parents now. If you are a grandparent, don't go near your grandchildren until you have read it!' Rosemary Conley

There are many different kinds of grandparents - tired-out or over-eager, super-involved or unsure how to help, unwilling or ever-ready. In this simple book Rob Parsons will help you reach the common aspiration: to be the best grandparent that you can possibly be.

- The baby stage: helping out without interfering
- How to help your own children find their way as parents
- Loving your grandchildren without spoiling them
- When to intervene, and when to keep out of it
- Finding your place within a blended family
- Becoming invaluable (rather than insufferable) to your daughter-in-law

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On SIXTY MINUTE FATHER: 'A brilliant book.' (Daily Mail)

On SIXTY MINUTE FATHER: 'Sixty minutes that could save the regret of lost family opportunities.' (The Guardian)

On SIXTY MINUTE FATHER: 'For all those fathers who know, somewhere in their hearts, that their children's lives are slipping by while they are too busy to notice.' (Daily Mirror)

On IXTY MINUTE MARRIAGE: 'Wise and witty. Full of down-to-earth advice that works.' (Lynda Lee Potter)

How to be a better Grandparent (Anna Moore The Times)

Coverage across all of the regional BBC stations (BBC Radio)

One of the Picks of the new releases (The Church of England newspaper)

Many people will benefit greatly from this book (mummymatters.com)

Very witty, informative and helpful...I would definitely recommend this book especially for parents . It will show you another perspective of life.

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I am currently reading The Sixty Minute Grandparent by Rob Parsons. It is interesting to read about other people's perceptions of this new role that is thrust upon us when our children start having their own families. The book is pretty light hearted and easy to read or dip into. The emphasis is on becoming the best grandparent you can be, in whichever way you are most comfortable. It reminds us that our grandchildren only really want two things from us: to be loved and to know we are there for them.Grandparents are a varied species! Some are very hands on and play a major role in their grandchild's life. I don't see Ted very often so I'm not a nappy changing, babysitting, disciplining, bottle making grandma. However, what I can be is someone who can give Ted unconditional love and the promise of quality time spent together whenever I do see him. As he gets older, this will become more and more significant to his life. I can tell him about his dad and what he was like as a child. I can tell him about our family and our past. I can make him feel included and embraced, a brand new branch on our family tree.The line in the book that really resonates with me is this one on the job description of a grandparent:"Individuals must be loving, caring, loving, selfless, loving, accepting and loving."I think I am definitely up for that job!

(Wendy McDonald Inside The Wendy House)

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Rob Parsons will help you be the best grandparent you can be - in just one hour.

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