Co-authors Siegel and Zinberg provide a concise, down-to-earth guide for both grandparents and parents. Each of the 52 straight forward nourishing practices provide methods of mindfulness, along with endearing real-life stories that grandparents can identify with. These bite-sized stories offer a rich assortment of simple ways to be present in our fast-paced lives and not miss the richness of time spent with grandchildren.
The reviews are in! Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice is a hit with grandparents, psychologists, parenting specialists, and educators!
Selected Moments from the Book
The following is an excerpt from the book Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice. “Six Points of Mindful Speech: Speak slowly, enunciate clear- ly, be concise, listen to yourself, listen to others, use silence as a part of speech.” Chogyam Trungpa It’s...
Accept What Is
The following is an excerpt from the book Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice. “The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.” Rumi It is not easy to let go of judgments and expectations, and “accept what is,” especially...
Respond Rather than React
The following is an excerpt from the book Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice. “Respond from the center of the hurricane, rather than reacting from the chaos of a storm.” George Mumford You may have found yourself “reacting” to a stressful situation with...
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Barbara K. Polland, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge, , Child and Adolescent Development, Psychotherapist and Speaker, Author of No Directions on the Package, Questions and Answers for Parents with Children from Birth to Age 12 and We Can Work It Out – Conflict Resolution for Children
Kay Ziplow, Co-founder Grandparentslink.com
Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes, Author of Becoming Grandma
Susan K. Feldman, Founder Get In The Groove, Co-founder One Kings Lane
Reveta Bowers, President, Common Sense Media National Board; Retired Head of School, The Center for Early Education
Susan Stiffelman, M.F.T., Author Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence
Marlene Canter, Former LAUSD School Board President, Chaplin, Educator, Parent, Grandparent
Betsy Brown Braun, Child Development and Behavior Specialist, Author of Just Tell Me What to Say and You’re Not the Boss of Me
Andrew M. Matthew, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Bob Newhart, Comedian
Christine Crosby, Editorial Director GRAND Magazine
About the Authors
Pam Siegel MPH, MFT is a licensed marriage family therapist in private practice in West Los Angeles. She has a master’s in health education from UCLA and an additional master’s in counseling from California State University, Northridge. She is a certified mindfulness therapist and implements meditation and other mindfulness tools to help her clients with a variety of issues. For over twelve years, Pam has led a weekly mindfulness support group. She is actively involved in the mindfulness and yoga community and has her own daily practice and website, www.pamsiegel.com. Pam is a member of the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists.
Leslie Zinberg has a BS in elementary education from the University of Texas at Austin, and has co-written two successful parenting books, The Pink and Blue Baby Pages, written in 1995, and The Pink and Blue Toddler Pages, written in 1999. Both books were featured in national publicity campaigns, with appearances on the Today Show, QVC, and local television and radio segments across the country. Leslie is the cofounder of the grandparent website, www.grandparentslink.com.
Don't let time pass you by.
In our book, we give you 52 ideas, mindfulness-generating activities, and simple ways to be present in our fast-paced lives and not miss the richness of time spent with grandchildren.