The Mindful Grandparent: The Art of Loving Our Children's Children

The Mindful Grandparent: The Art of Loving Our Children's Children

Loving our children's children well is an art--one we keep learning as they grow.

Making memories and fostering relationships with our grandchildren in the midst of a fast-moving culture isn't easy, and a legacy that lasts isn't crafted overnight. So how do we as grandparents cultivate strong, meaningful relationships with the children we adore?

Start with The Mindful Grandparent. With twelve grandchildren between them, authors and educators Marilyn McEntyre and Shirley Showalter know deep in their bones that attending to the small ones in our lives has never been more important. Grandparents can help little ones learn to value relationships over things, lap time over screen time. They can help grandchildren live with intention, attentive to others, to nature, and to the diverse, beautiful, and troubled social world around them.

The Mindful Grandparent doesn't shy away from the challenging issues in contemporary grandparenting. Through inspired ideas teamed with simple practices and engaging stories, The Mindful Grandparent covers wide-ranging topics such as cultivating curiosity, giving meaningful gifts, helping children explore difficult topics, building a grandparent team, honoring adult children's boundaries, and managing technology.

Let The Mindful Grandparent be your guide and source of refuge for the sacred and sometimes bewildering work of grandparenting.

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  • Publisher Broadleaf Books
  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781506468068
  • eBook ISBN 9781506468075
  • Dimensions 5.75 x 8.75
  • Pages 258
  • Publication Date May 3, 2022


"The Mindful Grandparent celebrates the many manifestations of grandparents' love. For Showalter and McEntyre, that love is expressed in each story carefully told and in their thoughtful reflection on what it means to be grandparents in a world beset by challenges. Their book is a gift for all who long to develop close, sacred relationships with their children's children, even if they've yet to be born."

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