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Great books for new grands • There may be many reasons why they don’t want the news spread just yet: fear of miscarriage in first trimester, job-related issues (safeguarding a new assignment, promotion or relocation), preferring to choose a good time to tell future siblings. Grandparenting: Tales from the Crib—When Your Children Become Parents, by Dr. Stephanie Kutzen. Global Source Publishing, Inc., 2007 . The New Face of Grandparenting: Why Parents Need Their Own Parents, by Don Schmitz. grandkidsandme, 2004 . Who Are YOU Calling Grandma? True Confessions of a Baby Boomer’s Passage, 2nd ed., by Maridel Bowes, M.A. 3L Publishing, 2009 . Grandpa Rules: Notes on Grandfatherhood, the World’s Best Job, by Michael Milligan. Foreword by Bill Cosby. Skyhorse Publishing, 2008 . Hot Granny: Fabulous at 50, 60 and Beyond, by Mel Walsh. Chronicle Books, LLC, 2007 . The Joyous Gift of Grandparenting: 101 Practical Ideas & Meaningful Activities to Share Your Love, by Doug Hewitt and Robin Hewitt. Hatherleigh Press, 2008 . Super Granny: Great Stuff to Do with Your Grandkids, by Sally Wendkos Olds. Sterling Publishing, 2009 . OCTOBER Pretty presents It’s tempting to envision your new grandchild in that pretty, white crib your own child slept in. But beware! Safety standards have changed considerably in the past 20 or so years. That crib may be coated with lead-based paint or have widely spaced bars that can trap little heads. • Give the parents-to-be a check or cash to buy new, approved baby items. • Or ask the parents what they need, then visit a baby department store to ensure that the products you purchase meet the most recent safety standards. Dodgy discussions During the pregnancy, you might be privy to more medical information from the mother-to-be than you want. • Show concern. • Let the parents talk with you about their fears, and allay them as best you can. • Don’t add your own worries to theirs. • Unless you are a doctor, refrain from offering medical advice. • Don’t state a preference about gender, and avoid making the parents feel you’re disappointed. • Resist suggesting names for the baby unless you’re asked. • Accept the parents’ choice for the baby’s name without criticism but rather with compliment. Click and connect to more resources instantly where you see this symbol:  GRAND
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - October 2009

GRAND Magazine - October 2009
Contents
GRAND Central
Crystal Gayle: A Glimmer of Crystal
Guide for New Grandparents
Cyber-Savvy GRAND
Ask GRAND
Together Time
A Halloween Read Aloud
First Person
GRAND Legal
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Intro
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Magazine - October 2009
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Cover2
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 3
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 4
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 5
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Contents
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 7
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 8
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 9
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 10
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Central
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 12
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 13
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 14
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 15
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 16
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 17
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Crystal Gayle: A Glimmer of Crystal
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 19
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 20
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 21
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Guide for New Grandparents
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 23
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 24
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 25
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Cyber-Savvy GRAND
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 27
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 28
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Ask GRAND
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Together Time
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 31
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 32
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - A Halloween Read Aloud
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - First Person
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 35
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 36
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 37
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 38
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 39
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Legal
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Cover4
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