Oh dear! Mr Paul Merrill strives, mightily, to be funny but only succeeds in being obnoxious. The humour is contrived and offensive, sniping at all generations not just the grandparents. Snuffling through the dust bins of human experience he has...
The Sixty Minute Grandparent by Rob Parsons
Such great advice
Sometimes advice too obvious
My first impression on reading this book is that it is full of practical tips on being a ‘perfect grandparent’. A lot of it is basic common sense, which hopefully I am already aware of; such as how to include the other set of grandparents and how the new parents need time alone. But from Chapter 6 onwards I was hooked, this is where Rob Parsons writes about difficult situations that some grandparents have had deal with. He tackles problems such as one’s feelings of ‘guilt’ when you are asked to do too much and has some brilliant strategies to help you if you have to deal with a family going through a divorce, but all is written in a very uplifting and positive way. I am really pleased that I took that sixty minutes to read this book.