The Sixty Minute Grandparent Hardback

Becoming the Best Grandparent You Can Be

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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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The Sixty Minute Grandparent

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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 Robert Parsons was published by Hodder and Stoughton in April 2013 and is our 15622nd best seller. The ISBN for The Sixty Minute Grandparent is 9781444745696.

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Publisher's Description

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 book is helpfully divided into:

*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


'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

About the Author: Rob Parsons

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.


Details for The Sixty Minute Grandparent

Page last updated 21st October 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherHodder and Stoughton (April 2013)
Number of Pages128
Thickness17 mm
Height204 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code4052577
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