The Grandfamily Guidebook 

  THE GRANDFAMILY GUIDEBOOK
  Wisdom and Support for Grandparents
  Raising Grandchildren
  Andrew Adesman, MD, and Christine Adamec


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“Wow, what a needed book!... If grandkids came with a guidebook, this book would be it.”

DR. WILLIAM SEARS
Author of The Baby Book


“Whether by choice or necessity, many grandparents today find themselves raising or helping to
raise their grandchildren. While this can be wonderful for everyone involved, there is often a steep
learning curve. Thanks to Dr. Andrew Adesman and Christine Adamec, there is now a perfect
manual for grandparents. The Grandfamily Guidebook: Wisdom and Support for Grandparents
Raising Grandchildren contains up-to-date health facts, insight and wisdom that every
grandparent needs to know to be successful and enjoy taking on the new role of parenting and
raising loving and healthy grandchildren.”

TANYA ALTMANN, MD
Pediatrician, Author, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Baby and Toddler Basics
Associate Editor, AAP’s Caring For Your Baby and Young Child
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital


“Just as Dr. Spock’s baby book helped generations of new parents, The Grandfamily Guidebook:
The Wisdom and Support for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren will help grandparents by
offering them renewed vision and wisdom for parenting in today’s world.”

JOYCELYN ELDERS, MD
Former Surgeon General of the United States; Pediatrician


“The wonderful new book crafted by Dr. Andy Adesman and colleague is a true, modern treasure.
I can’t think of a more timely and helpful resource.”

STEVEN SHELOV, MD, MS
Founding Editor-in-Chief, American Academy of Pediatrics’
Caring for your Baby and Young Child: Birth - Five Years


“This is the book you need when you become a parent all over again for your grandchild. While no
one plans for this to happen, you need a plan when it does! And while children have not changed
in the past 30 years, what we have learned about them has. This is the guide for navigating the
challenges and joys of raising your grandchild.”

ARI BROWN, MD
Pediatrician, Author of Baby 411 and Toddler 411


“The Grandfamily Guidebook is the perfect roadmap for grandparents navigating the journey of
caring for their grandchildren!”

JENNIFER SHU, MD
Co-author of Heading Home with Your Newborn and Food Fights


“Life is an unexpected journey! In their excellent guide, Adesman and Adamec offer grandparents
a good overview of the joys and challenges of unexpectedly being called to parent their
grandchildren. The insights offered are practical and the tone is lovingly supportive.”

HARVEY KARP, MD
Pediatrician, Author, Happiest Baby on the Block and Happiest Toddler on the Block


“The Grandfamily Guidebook is an indispensable part of modern child rearing and lends
a parent/grandparent a right hand when we all need it the most.”

NANCY SNYDERMAN, MD
Professor, Global Health, Stanford University
Former medical correspondent ABC, NBC News


“The Grandfamily Guidebook is well-researched, well-written and down-to-earth…. A great
resource for stressed and often bewildered grandmas and grandpas!”

TOM PHELAN, PHD
Author, 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12


“The Grandfamily Guidebook can support grandparents as they cope with, adjust to and thrive in
their new role. In plain language, Adesman and Adamec describe ways of identifying and dealing
with grandparents’ feelings and ways of managing the middle generation of birth parents….This
very practical and readable guide offers up-to-date psychological, medical and even a little legal
advice as well as resources. It is positive in its approach and provides both understanding and
encouragement to grandparents raising grandchildren.”

PAMELA HIGH MD
Past Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption & Dependent Care
Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI


“Recognizing the large numbers of grandparents now raising grandchildren, Dr. Adesman
and his colleague provide vast amounts of helpful advice, from the initial phases of taking on
the parenting role through interacting with birth parents, managing illness and behavior, and
interacting with schools…. The Grandfamily Guidebook will be indispensable to the many
grandparents entering this new phase in their lives.”

JAMES PERRIN, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School


“In The Grandfamily Guidebook, Dr. Adesman adeptly provides invaluable information and helpful tips
to navigate the increasingly common scenario of grandparents raising their children’s children….
This book is a must-have guide to better navigate the territory of parenting as grandparents.”

NINA SHAPIRO, MD
Author, Hype: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths
Regular guest on Emmy award winning program “The Doctors”


“Grandparents who take on parenting when their children can’t will find much-needed
encouragement and a wealth of practical information in this clear, authoritative book. It ought to
be “required reading” both for parenting grandparents and for the professionals… whose job it is
to support them.”

ROBERT NEEDLMAN, MD
Author, Dr. Spock’s Baby Basics and co-author, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care


“The Grandfamily Guidebook is a must read for grandparents raising their grandchildren as well as
the providers taking care of the entire family.… Well written and well researched, this book is sure
to become a classic “must have” on providers’ as well as grandparents’ and parents’ bookshelves.”

ROBIN MILLER, MD MHS
Co-author of Healed: Health and Wellness for the 21st Century,
and The Smart Woman’s Guide to Midlife and Beyond


“The Grandfamily Guidebook is an excellent resource for navigating the challenges of raising
grandchildren when your children — their parents — can’t or aren’t adequately caring for them….
The authors share their expertise and insights gained from interviews with many grandparents
who’ve stepped up in a crisis. They offer detailed practical advice for handling distressing
decisions and conflicts that commonly arise. And they address, with considerable empathy, the
roller coaster of emotions — stress, worry, resentment, joy — that come with finding yourself
called to parent again. The authors offer not only emotional support but specific scripts to guide
grandparents in difficult interactions.”

HAROLD S. KOPLEWICZ, MD
Author, It’s Nobody’s Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their Parents, and More than Moody
Founding President, Child Mind Institute


“Dr. Adesman’s latest book written in partnership with Christine Adamec, her grandson, is an invaluable handbook for grandparents raising their grandchildren.”

CAROL WEITZMAN, MD
Director, Yale Adoption/Foster Clinic
Professor of Pediatrics and Child Study Center, Yale University


“The Grandfamily Guidebook is a timely and comprehensive resource that addresses the
complexities of reality for this growing community of families, in an easy-to-read, thoughtful manner.”

ELAINE SCHULTE, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Adoption Program, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY


Dr. Adesman and Ms. Adamec provide excellent, clear, and practical guidance that will be useful
to grandparents facing the challenging child behaviors, difficult discussions, and complicated
legal, financial, and life decisions that accompany becoming a parent again.

NATHAN BLUM, MD
Chief, Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


“The Grandfamily Guidebook… offers comprehensive, tangible, useful information about topics
as varied as parenting strategies, school and education, finances, legal rights, and more—all in a
practical and easy-to-read format…. This book is a must read for all who find themselves raising
grandchildren in the golden years.”

SUSAN CAUGHMAN
Co-author, You Can Adopt: An Adoptive Families Guide
Editor and publisher, Adoptive Families magazine


“A practical and sympathetic guide that will truly help grandparents navigate the complex
logistics and the profound emotions of caring for their grandchildren, and for themselves,
in the families they create together.”

PERRI KLASS, MD
Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics, New York University

 

 


8/1/2018