Grandparenting on Purpose: Fresh Ideas, Activities, and Traditions for Connecting with Grandchildren Near and Far

By M. Winston Egan and Linda Egan

Grandparenting on Purpose: Fresh Ideas, Activities, and Traditions for Connecting with Grandchildren Near and Far

By M. Winston Egan and Linda Egan

Book Description

Being a grandparent . . .

. . . is the highlight of your golden years.

But how can you make the most of this time and leave a legacy for generations to come?

With the help of their children, their spouses, and twenty-two grandchildren, Winston and Linda Egan have written this guide to show you how you can build close, loving relationships in your family while creating memories that last forever. In this book, you’ll discover:

  • Unique and exciting ways to connect with your children and grandchildren near and far
  • Engaging ideas for traditions, celebrations, activities, keepsakes, and more—personalized for each grandchild’s needs
  • Ways to encourage grandchildren’s talents, character, and resilience

As wonderful as grandparenting is, it can come with challenges. The Egans carefully address many of these tough situations. You will learn how to:

  • Develop vital listening skills that increase your grandchildren’s trust and desire for open communication—no matter what they’re going through
  • Reconnect with any estranged or distant children and their spouses
  • Support grandchildren in adapting to various challenges and circumstances while ensuring each feels important and loved

You’ll love Grandparenting on Purpose because it gives you great ideas and actionable items to implement today—establishing the bond you truly want with the newest generation of your family.

Check out the Reviews!

Review by Melissa Dalton Martinez
In this honest guide to familial relationships, Winn and Linda Egan offer advice, activities, and examples to make connecting with your grandchildren easier than ever. Covering such topics as what grandchildren need, reconnecting with them, and family traditions, this couple uses their own experiences to equip their readers for a multitude of circumstances.
One of the most helpful parts of this book is that they do not try to give a completely full-proof strategy to a perfect family. Instead, they focus on intention. From the start, they talk about the heart of grandparenting and what it means to do so with purpose. In doing so, they create a solid foundation for their actionable suggestions.
As they build onto this, they offer games and activities for the entire family. These are what put this book a step above the rest. The Egans give a variety of options for their diverse readers to build trust and affection. These are activities they have tried themselves. For example, the Egans mention their family Turkey Bowl, where they get together on Thanksgiving and play football. They explain that traditions like these help them to strengthen family bonds.
Another great aspect of this book is the illustrations. To emphasize their content, they have heartfelt and humorous pictures. These add fun if you are going through this book with a partner, or merely want help remembering a concept. For a guide like this, the added images are truly the icing on the cake.
If you are looking to build lasting, strong connections with those most important in your life, Grandparenting with Purpose is one of my top recommendations. Winn and Linda Egan offer tested, simple, and effective methods for intentional family relationships. There are no tricks, no shortcuts—only genuine promise.