New Age Nanas: Being a Grandmother in the 21st Century — a new self-help book by retired social scientists, grandmothers, and long-time friends Doreen Rosenthal and Susan Moore — presents the rich and diverse views of over 1,000 modern grandmothers on what it is like to be a grandmother today. In addition, the narrative stories are interwoven with expert commentary on how to make the most of the potentially wonderful and rewarding experience of being a grandmother.
In this easy and enjoyable to read book, grandmothers of varied ages and backgrounds share their experiences and opinions on topics such as feelings toward grandchildren, managing changing relationships as granchildren get older, negotiating conflicts, special issues facing grandmothers, and taking time for their own lives. Together with these personal narratives, the authors provide expert suggestions and advice on these and many other topics.
Based on sound research and written in an engaging style, New Age Nanas is a helpful guide to “positive” grandmothering not only for grandmothers but also for counselors and other professional who work with mature adults and with families.