As a journalist and communications consultant, Cheryl Harbour has researched and written about topics as diverse as nuclear energy, education, health, logistics, and women s leadership. About to become a grandmother, she turned her attention to finding the best information available on the first year of a baby s life, eager to share not only the facts but awareness of the abundant opportunities for inspiration and transformation. Since 2011, she has kept a lively conversation going with women on the interactive web site she founded www.iwdialogue (Intelligent Women Dialogue), encouraging an exchange of views on world affairs, U.S. politics, modern society and healthand now she adds grandparenting to the mix."
"When you start to read this book, be prepared to smile, learn, think, reflect, reminisce, and chuckle ... all the way to the end. Armed with current knowledge on baby care and child development, you will be ready to enjoy and enrich your family life in the role of a grandparent." --Lois Kercher, PhD, RN, past president of American Organization of Nurse Executives "Many of my patients prepare for having a baby by reading up on the topic, but Good to Be Grand is specifically for grandparents and offers a wealth of important information most grandparents probably don't know. I wholeheartedly recommend Cheryl Harbour's book to couples looking for an excellent resource to pass on to their own parents in preparation for grandparenthood." --Lisa Mazzullo, MD, OB/GYN, coauthor of Before Your Pregnancy: A 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception "Cheryl Harbour's Good to Be Grand is a great read for any new grandparent. I recommend the book as a resource for parents and grandparents alike... Solidly grounded in current knowledge of child and family development yet accessible to anyone interested in learning more about the life-changing experience of grandparenting, which I believe to be potentially the most important family role of this century." --Roma Stovall Hanks, PhD, professor and department chair for the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work and research director at the Center for Generational Studies, University of South Alabama "In this engaging book, Cheryl Harbour shows us that grandparenting isn't just a simple reboot of the parenting role, but will require learning new skills, both communicative and practical, as well as rediscovering forgotten joys. She is a wise and appealing companion for this journey and she has written a lively, accessible and informative guide that will be welcomed by anyone embarking on this wondrous phase of life." --Michael O.L. Seabaugh, PhD, psychologist and writer "If only every stage of life had a book like this to go with it! Good to Be Grand not only informs but highlights the opportunity to approach grandparenting with intention and along the way discover new areas of personal growth." --Linda Renzi, MA, LCPC, Clear Path Center for Well Being