Where Two Worlds Meet: A Guide to Connecting with Your Teenage Grandchildren (Paperback)

Where Two Worlds Meet: A Guide to Connecting with Your Teenage Grandchildren By Jerry Witkovsky, MS, Deanna Shoss, MA Cover Image
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A tactical, caring guide for grandparents on ways to connect with their families.

When grandchildren are young, a sweet treat or new toy is enough to inspire their unconditional adoration. And then your grandchildren grow up. Suddenly they are teenagers and it's not so easy.

Where Two Worlds Meet starts with the teenage years, recognizing that your grandchildren are becoming independent beings. It's an action-focused guide to stay connected and even deepen your relationship with your grandchildren as you both age.

Grandparents can have a transformative effect on their family when they unleash their creativity, share their skills, and give voice to the things they are passionate about. Creativity is about bringing your whole self, including your vulnerability, to the relationship with your grandchildren as you enter each other's world.

About the Author

Jerry Witkovsky (MSW, University of Illinois) is a beloved mentor to thousands of individuals and generations of families, thanks to 47 years of professional leadership, eighteen of them as General Director of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago. In 1995 he was named one of the city's "Most Effective Non-Profit CEOs" by Crain's Chicago Business Magazine. Since his 1997 retirement, Jerry has focused his considerable energies on grandparenting facilitation—helping multigenerational families work (and play) together to create a rich family life. Deanna Shoss (MA, DePaul University) is CEO of Intercultural Talk, Inc. She helps non-digital natives (aka didn't grow up with technology) promote their businesses or life projects with digital, intercultural, and real-life marketing. She starts with strategy and know-how to help them adapt to new communication technologies. Shoss takes an intergenerational approach that combines online communication platforms like websites/blogs, social media, email, and video with partnership and community building, diversity, equity, and includes best practices and events/promotions IRL (in real-life).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781608082728
ISBN-10: 1608082725
Publisher: WriteLife Publishing
Publication Date: June 21st, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English