When my daughter was a new mom (four kids ago) she read a lot about parenting and her favorite book was Extreme Parenting by Dr. Tim & Darcy Himmel. So she recommended that I read their book for grandparents: Extreme Grandparenting. (I suppose she thought maybe I needed some help??) 🙂
At any rate, I LOVED IT! It covers pretty much every topic, more then I thought I’d ever need but actually now have put into practice. I want to make a positive difference in my grandchildren’s lives, and this book has been very helpful.
Written with a Christian perspective, it can be read individually or with a group for discussion as each chapter ends with questions and a prayer.
Quotes from the book:
- We come alongside to help them (our children) carry their heavy burden of parenting.
- Too much is at stake for us to take our role as blessing givers lightly.
- They need to see us flourishing within a culture hostile to Christianity.
This book covers distance as well as divorce, babies and teenagers, step and adopted grandchildren. Basically it covers the gambit!
It’s a great read and I highly recommend it.
What other books would YOU suggest?