Becoming a Grandmother
A Life Transition
By (author) Sheila Kitzinger
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Becoming a Grandmother by Sheila Kitzinger
Book DescriptionPrevious books on grandmothering have been either scholarly studies or jokey books intended to humor grannies along. Now comes a book that offers grandmothers what they really want - an accessible guide through a major life passage, based on extensive research among grandmothers in the United States, Britain, Australia, and many other countries. In twelve accessible but intelligent chapters we learn about: Images of the Grandmother, Our Own Grandmothers, Grandmothers in Traditional Cultures and in Myths, The Eager-to-Be Grandmother, The Reluctant Grandmother, Birth, Granny Trouble, Feeling Close - Mothers, Daughters and Daughters-in-Law, A Learning Experience, and Grandmother Skills. For many women, becoming a grandmother is a bigger milestone than reaching menopause, and often, these two events occur at the same time, bringing with them many changes. Sheila Kitzinger addresses her subject with great sensitivity and honesty, recognizing that accompanying the intense pleasure of becoming a grandmother are deep anxieties as well. Becoming a Grandmother explores the ways in which grandmothers can find satisfaction in their new roles, achieve a better understanding of family tensions, communicate more effectively with their daughters and daughters-in-law, provide emotional support, and, most importantly, enjoy their grandchildren.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684835389
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Fireside Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sheila Kitzinger
Passion for Birth, Hardback (May 2015)
Sheila Kitzinger, passionate campaigner for women's and babies' rights, childbirth educator and author, describes the experiences that have shaped her since childhood and the enormous changes that have taken place over the last 50 years on the subject of birth.
Birth and Sex, Paperback (October 2012)
Sex and birth are often talked about as contrasting experiences. In fact, when birth is physiological, not medical or surgical, and a woman is free to be spontaneous, endorphins surge into her blood stream in the same way as during sexual excitement. Sheila Kitzinger discusses the sexuality of birth.
Birth Over 35, Paperback (July 2011)
Women over 35 (or even younger) expecting a first baby are automatically assigned to a "high risk" category. Research, however, suggests that the mother's overall health is more important than age per se. This updated version of Birth Over 35 provides the specialist information needed by 'older' mothers.
Birth Your Way, Paperback (March 2011)» View all books by Sheila Kitzinger
Describes different approaches to childbirth and their advantages and disadvantages, including midwife delivery and birth centers.
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