New Age Nanas
Being a grandmother is not just about taking pride in the next generation of the family you helped create. It is one of the greatest roles in life.
So, how do you connect with your grandchildren?
Take a look at New Age Nanas, by Doreen Rosenthal and Susan Moore. For their book the authors surveyed 1200 Australian women to find out what it means to them to be a grandmother. Aged from just 34 to 92, the grandmothers spoke about their feelings toward grandchildren, how the relationship changes as the grandchildren get older, negotiating conflicts, and more.
Overall, grandmothers felt intensely about their role, sometimes unexpectedly.
Fun, closeness and helping to keep them active were some of the important benefits listed by grandmothers about their relationships with grandchildren.
New Age Nanas is a refreshing insight into being a grandmother in the 21st century.
New Age Nanas is due for release on April 2, 2012. Published by Big Sky Publishing it is $29.99 in paperback.