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The Grandmother Principles

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Combining both the wit and wisdom of the author who is a grandmother of ten, this guide to grandmothering skills covers communication, coping with emergencies and recording family history.
Paperback, 220 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Abbeville Press (first published 1998)
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Janelle V.
I liked the book and took away many good ideas from it, as well as a comforting sense that being someone's grandmother is doable. I don't agree with some of her views of a grandmother's role, but I think we all take our personal experience and family culture into how we will accomplish the thing. If you want to know what my grandparental role models were like, read Glenway Wescott's The Grandmothers.
Sally
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The author writes "feminist science fiction" and "gentle communication" stuff. Don't have the foggiest if I'll like it, but she sounds darn intriguing....

Skimmed at library. Over the past 2 generations or so, the idea of "grandmother" has changed. (um, yeah!) I thought it would interest me, but I suppose it's not very relevant right now!
Mitzi Moore
Wonderfully reassuring and informative. As a new grandmother (2 months), I appreciated the advice. Although I did not teach myself to crochet (p 198), I will take away several ideas for enriching our family life.
Stephanie LGW
Interesting advice and ideas. It's geared toward grandmothers, but there are ideas for family histories and gift giving (and general family dispute resolution ideas) that are good for everyone.
Denise
Quick read...had it done in less than two evenings.
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Suzette Haden Elgin is an American science fiction author. She founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and is considered an important figure in the field of science fiction constructed languages. Elgin is also a linguist; she publishes non-fiction, of which the best-known is the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense series.

Born in 1936 in Missouri, Elgin attended the University of California,...more
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