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Rob Parsons returns with accessible advice for grandparents seeking to make a difference in their family role
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Grandparents are often more excited and prouder of their children’s children than they were of their own kids. And they’ve learned the hard way – so they have lots of experience to share with the new parents, and lost of good things to lavish on new grandchildren… whether they want it or not.
Rob Parsons helps new grandparents avoid the pitfalls of grandparenthood making them into the best grandparents ever, loved and welcomed by parents and grandchildren.
Starting with the baby stage his 60 minutes of solid advice and guidance shows you how to help without interfering, and how to help their children find their own way as new parents.
He shows how to love your children and grandchildren without spoiling them, and when to intervene and when to keep well away. Most of all he helps you find your new role and blend into the newly enlarged family becoming an invaluable asset that new parents can’t imagine life without. ‘How would we manage if grandpa and grandma weren’t as wonderful as they are? Thank God we have them to help us.’
The Sixty Minute Grandparent by Rob Parsons was published by Hodder and Stoughton in April 2013 and is our 4235th best seller. The ISBN for The Sixty Minute Grandparent is 9781444745696.
After recently reading a parenting book, which rambled on for 300 pages, this book on grandparenting was a welcome contrast. It delivers what the title suggests, and after reading it - in 60 minutes (yes it can be done!) you will be well on the way to "becoming the best grandparent you can be", which is the book's sub-title.
Concise, well informed, and written with a commendable mix of common sense, wisdom and humour, this is a book I would recommend to all grandparents - would-be ones and those already 'underway’.
For Rob Parsons, a father and a grandfather, this book is another triumph to add to his previous books on parenthood, marriage and teenagers.
Beautifully produced - this small hardback is well worth the price and is wholeheartedly recommended.
(mother and grandmother)
'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
Praise for other books in Rob Parson's 60 Minute Series:
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 SIXTY MINUTE MARRIAGE: 'Wise and witty. Full of down-to-earth advice that works.' — Lynda Lee Potter
'How to be a better Grandparent.' — The Times - Anna Moore
Rob Parsons is the bestselling author of TEENAGERS!, LOVING AGAINST THE ODDS, THE SIXTY MINUTE MARRIAGE, THE SIXTY MINUTE MOTHER and THE SIXTY MINUTE FATHER as well as other amazing titles. He speaks internationally on family issues and is the Executive Chairman of Care for the Family, a charity committed to strengthening family life and helping others who are hurting due to family breakdown. Additionally, Rob is the author of THE HEART OF SUCCESS and THE MONEY SECRET.
60 Minute Grandfather is the obvious next step as Rob learns more about life and relationships and passes his expertese to the rest of us.
He is a lawyer by profession and he meets and speaks regularly in the business community. Care for the Family, launched by Rob in 1988, is a registered charity and its work is motivated by Christian compassion. The resources and support it provides are available to everyone, of any faith or none. They operate throughout England and Wales, and also have regional offices in Northern Ireland and Scotland. There are also community representatives in Greater Manchester and on the Isle of Man, ensuring that wherever families need care, Care for the Family is on hand to offer hope, support and encouragement. Rob lives in Cardiff with his wife Dianne. They have two adult children, Katie and Lloyd.
|Author / Artist||Rob Parsons|
|Publisher||Hodder and Stoughton (April 2013)|
|Number of Pages||128|
|Page last updated||6th February 2018|