Uncon­di­tion­al Love: A Guide for Nav­i­gat­ing the Joys and Chal­lenges of Being a Grand­par­ent Today

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May 29, 2018

For many grand­par­ents, hav­ing a grand­child is the chance to become the par­ent they didn’t have the time or the ener­gy to be with their own chil­dren. Fathers who worked so hard to sup­port their fam­i­ly and trav­eled for work or who were tired when they came home now turn into play­mates. Moth­ers who were busy with the end­less tasks of rais­ing chil­dren or work­ing out­side the home too often could not find enough time to par­ent — no mat­ter how hard they tried. But being a grand­par­ent fam­i­ly rela­tion­ships expert Jane Isay argues is the oppor­tu­ni­ty to turn missed oppor­tu­ni­ties into delight. Won­der­ful­ly inti­mate, psy­cho­log­i­cal­ly astute and often humor­ous, Isay’s <em>Unconditional Love</em> is an emo­tion­al guide to being a grand­par­ent. Build­ing on her per­son­al expe­ri­ence, dozens of inter­views and exten­sive research into the psy­chol­o­gy of being a grand­par­ent, Isay shows how a grand­par­ent — though no longer in charge — can use his/​her unique per­spec­tive and expe­ri­ence to find a way to keep the love flow­ing. She fol­lows the life cycle of today’s many three-gen­er­a­tion fam­i­lies exam­ines where the prob­lems are and explores how they can be solved.

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