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Making Memories with Your Grandchildren


320 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: April 2010

ISBN 9780967534978

Rights: WOR

Heartstrings Press (Apr 2010)


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Proud winner of the 2007 iParenting Media Award, the National Parenting Publication's (NAPPA) gold and honors award (2005 and 2007), and the 2006 Family Choice Award Awarded the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval and called "Outstanding" by Parent Council Created by a mother- and daughter-in-law team, this sourcebook lays out a game plan to help grandparents grow closer to their grandchildren. Incorporating advice from more than 350 families nationwide, the guide offers specific tips for bonding with children, from babies to teens. Among its hints are more than 200 easy, low-cost, do-together and long-distance activities; ideas for handling visits, holidays, and family traditions; valuable resources; and selected book reviews. Grandparents will learn how to have a successful visit with their new grandchild, create fun projects and gifts—like yummy-smelling playdough, photo placemats, peek-a-boo books, and musical instruments made from common household items—and explore science and the outdoors. Grandparents are also given insight into how to find common ground, “be real,” and maintain a close relationship during what is often a difficult time for older grandkids.


"As a loving grandfather and a cartoon creator who has never grown up, let me say GrandLoving is a true treasury for every age!" —Bil Keane, creator, The Family Circus comic strip

"A peppy, upbeat, easy-to-read sourcebook for making memories with your grandchildren." —Arthur Kornhaber, MD, author, The Grandparent Guide

"A delightful book filled with caring and thoughtful ways to strengthen family relationships." —Frances Weaver, author, The Girls with the Grandmother Faces

"Sue Johnson and Julie Carlson have tackled the task of strengthening the bonds between grandparents and grandchildren." —Senior Times

"With input from 350 families worldwide, this new 4th edition is updated, comprehensive, fun, and easy to read." —A Guide to Smart Parenting from Baby to Preteen–Grandparents & Kids special issue

"Mailbox grandparenting fills a chapter with more than 75 ideas!" —Northwest Senior News

"Making memories with your grandchildren is easy with GrandLoving." —AgeWise

"Grandloving is an excellent resource that would make a wonderful gift for new grandparents." —Pediatric Nursing

Author Biography

Sue Johnson has contributed numerous articles for quilting and craft magazines, including Crafts, Quilt World, and Threads. Her work has also appeared in The Crazy Quilt Handbook and The Fiberworks Sourcebook. She is currently the CEO of Gramma Graphics. She lives in Lancaster, Virginia. Julie Carlson is an editor and ghost writer for the university presses at Harvard and Yale where she has edited many books including the Pulitzer prize-winning A Nation Under Our Feet and The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn. She lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Ann Ruethling is the coauthor of Under the Chinaberry Tree and the founder and CEO of Chinaberry Books. She lives in Spring Valley, California.