A Book for ALL Generations
Is your family geographically scattered? Has globalisation made your family a Distance Family? This book tells the candid story of how Distance Parents and Distance Grandparents struggle – and succeed – to adapt to their new reality. This isn’t family life as they had imagined it.
If you are a Distance Parent or Distance Grandparent, all those how, why and what-if questions will find answers in these pages. You’ll realise, perhaps for the first time, that you’re not alone on your journey. Helen Ellis, researcher, writer, anthropologist and a veteran of Distance Grandparenting, examines everything from smart ways of tweaking your communication routines to tips for nourishing precious family relationships. These moving stories will soothe and inspire you, and more importantly, help you embrace your ever-changing Distance Family role.
Are you a Distance Family daughter, son or grandchild living a globalised life? Do you worry about the folks back home? Is that you? Taking time to learn about Distance Familying from your parent’s or grandparent’s perspective is a heartfelt act of love.
With knowledge comes understanding…
with understanding comes empathy…
and that is a good thing for Distance Families.
Being a Distance Grandparent – a Book for ALL Generations will make a difference to your Distance Family. The first part of a three-book series.
Pat Hanson, Ph.D. Author of Invisible Grandparenting wrote:
Helen provides an in-depth and thoughtful look at what it feels like to be grandparenting from a distance. You will recognise yourself, your emotions and your story in this book – and when you have finished it, you are sure to feel less alone.
Emily Morgan Host of The Grand Life podcast wrote:
A masterful, fantastically well researched and well-written book.
Judit Végh Intercultural Psychology Expert wrote:
Helen, a seasoned distance grandmother herself, provides great tips, perspective, and a lot of empathy for anyone who is a global or distance grandparent.
Isabelle Rampa Clinical Psychologist working with mobile families wrote:
A must-read for each member of a distance family, a book you should read over and over again.
Sundae Schneider-Bean, LLC Intercultural Strategist and Podcaster wrote:
Every distance family member (and the professionals supporting them) should read this book! It is the best gift you could offer somebody separated from their family.
Keri Bloomfield Author of Nothing like a Dane wrote:
This is a book I wish I could have put in my parents’ hands and read myself when I found out I was pregnant.
This is going to be the book every international family didn’t know they needed.