We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

‘If you have children, buy this book for your parents now. If you are a grandparent, don’t go near your grandchildren until you have read it!’ Rosemary Conley

There are many different kinds of grandparents – tired-out or over-eager, super-involved or unsure how to help, unwilling or ever-ready. In this simple book Rob Parsons will help you reach the common aspiration: to be the best grandparent that you can possibly be.

– The baby stage: helping out without interfering
– How to help your own children find their way as parents
– Loving your grandchildren without spoiling them
– When to intervene, and when to keep out of it
– Finding your place within a blended family
– Becoming invaluable (rather than insufferable) to your daughter-in-law

Reviews

On SIXTY MINUTE FATHER: 'A brilliant book.'
<i>Daily Mail</i>
On SIXTY MINUTE FATHER: 'Sixty minutes that could save the regret of lost family opportunities.'
<i>The Guardian</i>
On SIXTY MINUTE FATHER: 'For all those fathers who know, somewhere in their hearts, that their children's lives are slipping by while they are too busy to notice.'
<i>Daily Mirror</i>
On SIXTY MINUTE MARRIAGE: 'Wise and witty. Full of down-to-earth advice that works.'
Lynda Lee Potter
Rob's book - which can be read in about an hour - also offers advice. It contains chapters on providing childcare while parents are working, how to be a good grandparent from a distance, coping when a grandchild's parents separate and how to build relationships with new step-grandchildren.
Claire Brine, The War Cry
Rob wrote a piece for Saga Online about Grandparenting:
Saga