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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Grandparents Giveaway

Here's one for you grandparents!

Quirk Books sent me a copy of their new book, The Grandparents Handbook, a beautifully designed guide to games, activities, and all-around fun for grandmas and grandpas to share with their grandkids.

I've seen quite a few of these kinds of books, and this is by far the most interesting to thumb through. Many of the sections, like "Top Ten Greatest Snacks of All Time" and "A Guide To Camping In The Great Indoors" are useful even for a veteran parent like me.

But most of the book is specifically geared toward grandparents who might be a little rusty in dealing with children. Especially today's kids, who have different expectations than the kids of 30 or 40 years ago.

There's an entire 50-page section of the book solely devoted to refresher courses, from baby-proofing your house to how to deal with quarreling siblings. Beyond that, though, the emphasis here is on having a good time and building a positive, memorable relationship with your young grandchildren.

Like I said, it's a beautiful book, with whimsical illustrations and bright, bold text. The Grandparents Handbook was written by Elizabeth LaBan, with plenty of advice from her own children's grandparents. They did a wonderful job of putting together what is obviously a labor of love.

I have a copy to give away to one of my readers. If you'd like to have it, just leave a comment on this post telling me so. Don't forget to leave a way to reach you via email or website.

I'll pick a winner this weekend.


Blogger suburban prep said...

This would be the perfect item for my parents who tend to my nieces and nephews quite often.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

7:29 AM  
OpenID joyceandnorm said...

We so need this!! And if I don't win, I'm going to buy one. Yes, it's that bad. My in-laws are completely lost about caring for the little ones. And yes, I can say this because they admit it themselves too. Great giveaway.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Mama said...

Being an only child, my parents haven't had to deal with children in any capacity since the 70's. It pains me to see them try to interact with my kids (7, 5 and 9mos) I'm with joyceandnorm there, I'll buy it if I'm not lucky enough to win. My dad with be thanking me profusely for helping him not look like a dork to my son (his only grandson). Awesome book, glad someone thought of it!

8:58 AM  
Blogger Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh wow, such a handy little book. I know a couple grandparents that might be able to use this one!!

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

10:42 AM  
Blogger James (SeattleDad) said...

Count me in Phil.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I would la la LOVE to win this! Thanks for the chance to!

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Dad Logic said...

Looks like a fun book to get for my mother & father in law.

9:30 PM  
Blogger jaunti said...

Any help entertaining my 4 grand kids is always appreciated. Looks like a great resource!

3:09 PM  
Blogger Idaho Dad said...

This contest is now over. Using a random number generator, the winners are Mama and DadLogic.

Yes, you read that right. Winners. I have TWO of these books to give away!

Thanks everyone for entering!

1:37 AM  

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