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.
Unconditional Love: A Guide for Navigating the Joys and Challenges of Being a Grandparent Today
- From the Publisher
May 29, 2018
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