Who doesn’t want another shot at childhood? The key to opening that door is your grandchildren.

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!

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Selected Moments from the Book

Speak Mindfully

Speak Mindfully

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

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

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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Reviews

“Offers just the right size bites for any nana, grandpa, grammie or papa. Whether to enhance your connections with your grandchildren, or to share the complexities of your role, this book by Siegel and Zinberg is filled with pearls of grandparenting wisdom.”

Betsy Brown Braun, Child Development and Behavior Specialist, Author of Just Tell Me What to Say and You’re Not the Boss of Me

2019-10-23T20:21:38+00:00

Betsy Brown Braun, Child Development and Behavior Specialist, Author of Just Tell Me What to Say and You’re Not the Boss of Me

“Offers just the right size bites for any nana, grandpa, grammie or papa. Whether to enhance your connections with your grandchildren, or to share the complexities of your role, this book by Siegel and Zinberg is filled with pearls of grandparenting wisdom.”
“Becoming a grandmother (they call me Sassy) has exceeded and then some, my wildest expectations. I love what this book offers. It is an incredible resource for anyone embarking on the grandparent journey.”

Susan K. Feldman, Founder Get In The Groove, Co-founder One Kings Lane

2019-10-23T20:18:42+00:00

Susan K. Feldman, Founder Get In The Groove, Co-founder One Kings Lane

“Becoming a grandmother (they call me Sassy) has exceeded and then some, my wildest expectations. I love what this book offers. It is an incredible resource for anyone embarking on the grandparent journey.”
“Grandparents are known for the many (sometimes too many) gifts that they lavish upon their grandkids. Most are gone and forgotten quickly. What if there was one gift you could give to yourself and your grandkids that would serve you both for the rest of your lives and provide a lasting bond? This book provides a path to the practice of mindfulness and opens the reader to a life well lived from the inside out. If you truly want to leave a legacy, make this book the cornerstone of your grandparent toolbox.”

Christine Crosby, Editorial Director GRAND Magazine

2019-10-23T20:24:36+00:00

Christine Crosby, Editorial Director GRAND Magazine

“Grandparents are known for the many (sometimes too many) gifts that they lavish upon their grandkids. Most are gone and forgotten quickly. What if there was one gift you could give to yourself and your grandkids that would serve you both for the rest of your lives and provide a lasting bond? This book provides a path to the practice of mindfulness and opens the reader to a life well lived from the inside out. If you truly want to leave a legacy, make this book the cornerstone of your grandparent toolbox.”
“For any grandparent interested in deepening their relationship with their grandchildren, this book delivers. Inspirational, thought-provoking, and a joy to read.”

Susan Stiffelman, M.F.T., Author Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence

2019-10-23T20:26:34+00:00

Susan Stiffelman, M.F.T., Author Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence

“For any grandparent interested in deepening their relationship with their grandchildren, this book delivers. Inspirational, thought-provoking, and a joy to read.”
“A must read. You will never be more amazed as to how true the old adage ‘stop and smell the roses’ applies. This book offers real-life activities with an understanding of how mindfulness elevates the cherished grandparent-grandchild relationship. You will definitely want to start practicing a more mindful approach to grandparenting.”

Kay Ziplow, Co-founder Grandparentslink.com

2019-10-23T20:19:39+00:00

Kay Ziplow, Co-founder Grandparentslink.com

“A must read. You will never be more amazed as to how true the old adage ‘stop and smell the roses’ applies. This book offers real-life activities with an understanding of how mindfulness elevates the cherished grandparent-grandchild relationship. You will definitely want to start practicing a more mindful approach to grandparenting.”
"The interesting thing about Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice is not only that you learn a lot about your grandkids, but also, you learn a lot about yourself."

Bob Newhart, Comedian

2019-10-23T20:18:04+00:00

Bob Newhart, Comedian

"The interesting thing about Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice is not only that you learn a lot about your grandkids, but also, you learn a lot about yourself."
“Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice is a wonderful reminder of how profound, life-changing, and fun, becoming a grannie or a pop is. Reading about the experiences of glammy…popo...nona...grampy...bubbie, etc. ¬– along with helpful hints and advice – is a lovely way to learn about and deepen the pleasure of being with our grandchildren.”

Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes, Author of Becoming Grandma

2019-10-23T20:17:33+00:00

Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes, Author of Becoming Grandma

“Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice is a wonderful reminder of how profound, life-changing, and fun, becoming a grannie or a pop is. Reading about the experiences of glammy…popo...nona...grampy...bubbie, etc. ¬– along with helpful hints and advice – is a lovely way to learn about and deepen the pleasure of being with our grandchildren.”
“Walking through the pages with our grandchildren is a mutually beneficial journey as we encourage the conversation, contemplation and examination of the thoughts, feelings, and wisdom that is shared so clearly, thoughtfully, and beautifully in this book. I, for one, rejoice in the gift of its publication!”

Reveta Bowers, President, Common Sense Media National Board; Retired Head of School, The Center for Early Education

2019-10-23T20:19:00+00:00

Reveta Bowers, President, Common Sense Media National Board; Retired Head of School, The Center for Early Education

“Walking through the pages with our grandchildren is a mutually beneficial journey as we encourage the conversation, contemplation and examination of the thoughts, feelings, and wisdom that is shared so clearly, thoughtfully, and beautifully in this book. I, for one, rejoice in the gift of its publication!”
“A wonderful book! Siegel and Zinberg offer readers tools to savor precious moments spent with grandkids. As we learn to pay attention, without judgment, this book sets the stage for a new way to focus in all aspects of daily life. As a pediatrician of 42 years, and the grandfather of nine small grandchildren, this book has enhanced the joy I feel as a more focused, less judgmental grandfather.”

Andrew M. Matthew, M.D., F.A.A.P.

2019-10-23T20:21:57+00:00

Andrew M. Matthew, M.D., F.A.A.P.

“A wonderful book! Siegel and Zinberg offer readers tools to savor precious moments spent with grandkids. As we learn to pay attention, without judgment, this book sets the stage for a new way to focus in all aspects of daily life. As a pediatrician of 42 years, and the grandfather of nine small grandchildren, this book has enhanced the joy I feel as a more focused, less judgmental grandfather.”
“A gift to all grandparents... and to their grandchildren. It is smart, accessible, and really teaches us what mindfulness is in a practical way, full of useful ideas on how to make the most of the precious time we have with the grandchildren we love so much. I loved every page. I'm buying one for all of my friends who are grandparents.”

Marlene Canter, Former LAUSD School Board President, Chaplin, Educator, Parent, Grandparent

2019-10-23T20:22:24+00:00

Marlene Canter, Former LAUSD School Board President, Chaplin, Educator, Parent, Grandparent

“A gift to all grandparents... and to their grandchildren. It is smart, accessible, and really teaches us what mindfulness is in a practical way, full of useful ideas on how to make the most of the precious time we have with the grandchildren we love so much. I loved every page. I'm buying one for all of my friends who are grandparents.”
“Kudos to Pam Siegel and Leslie Zinberg: these two authors used mindfulness as an important way to connect with children and teens. They emphasized the fact that, regardless of age, we all have the ability to grow with our grandchildren. Filled with sage advice, fabulous quotes, whimsical colorful drawings, and meaningful self-disclosure. There are numerous anecdotes that facilitate the reader capturing every point along the way. This book is a MUST READ for every grandparent who will be so happy to experience the support and the caring of two exceptional authors!”

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

2019-10-23T20:24:17+00:00

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

“Kudos to Pam Siegel and Leslie Zinberg: these two authors used mindfulness as an important way to connect with children and teens. They emphasized the fact that, regardless of age, we all have the ability to grow with our grandchildren. Filled with sage advice, fabulous quotes, whimsical colorful drawings, and meaningful self-disclosure. There are numerous anecdotes that facilitate the reader capturing every point along the way. This book is a MUST READ for every grandparent who will be so happy to experience the support and the caring of two exceptional authors!”

About the Authors

Pam Siegel

Pam Siegel

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

Leslie Zinberg

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.