Being a Distance Grandparent: a Book for ALL Generations
Publishing date: March 2021
If you are a distance parent or a distance grandparent this is the book for you. Helen knows how you feel as she is a 20+ year veteran of distance grandparenting. Her words will sooth you as she unpacks this prolific, while simultaneously 'under the radar' social phenomenon.
If you are a distance daughter, distance son or distance grandchild this book is also for you. Inter-generational families are complex at any time but add geographical distance into the equation and it is just that bit harder. Understanding ‘how it is’ for the ‘other’ generates empathy and empathy is an essential ingredient of successful distance familying.
Distance parenting and grandparenting can, at times, be a rather lonely experience full of mixed emotions. Reading others' global experiences can be informing, uplifting and comforting.
Globalisation has had a mammoth effect on business and nations: few have taken the time to study how it affects the ‘left behind’ families. Helen brings to the table an overdue and unique insider’s perspective of distance familying and all that it entails for distance parents and distance grandparents. She tells it how it is — warts and all in an emotional, while uplifting read. Helen also shares her own vulnerable self while simultaneously encouraging her grandparent readers to grieve, accept, move on and make the most of their situation
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