Today's Grandmother: Your Guide to the First Two Years: A Lot Has Changed Since You Had Your Baby! the How-To Book to Become an Active and Engaged Grandmother by Dr Angela Bowen (Paperback / softback, 2013)
The birth of a baby is exciting for everyone, but much has changed in the last thirty years, meaning it can also be intimidating-especially for the expectant and new grandmother. This is the how-to-guide for grandmothers-to-be, new grandmothers, and those who are becoming grandmothers again. - Explore the most up-to-date facts about pregnancy and birth. - Learn the latest in baby care, such as nutrition, sleep, equipment, and safety. - Prepare for the new family dynamics, challenges, emotions, and parenting approaches today. Get practical information and sensible tips to navigate this wonderful, transforming, yet sometimes challenging relationship with your new grandfamily, alongside Angela Bowen, a Registered Nurse and proud grandmother.
Angela Bowen, RN PhD, is a Registered Nurse and Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. She has almost forty years of experience, most of it caring for pregnant women and new mothers, or teaching others how to best care for them. She conducts research of maternal mental health, and knows the importance of a grandmother's support. With her knowledge, she felt prepared to become a grandmother, but soon discovered that she too had much to learn. Angela is an active and involved grandmother with her young grandsons, who is often asked for advice on how to succeed as a grandparent.