A special letter to you from
Susan V. Bosak…
Lots of love, a warm smile, a snuggly hug. Making a BIG difference in your grandchild's life – and your own. That's the "grandma connection." This connection is so important that I want to personally introduce you to my book How to Build the Grandma Connection.
Are you building a close, lasting relationship with your grandchildren? Some research shows only 20% of grandparents and grandchildren are truly close. You might not be sure how to build the relationship. You may face challenges like distance. You may take the relationship for granted. Or, you may fool yourself into believing you're closer than you are. It's easy to fall into these traps in today's busy, stress-filled world.
But children want and need a close relationship with their grandparents. This is an important, magical bond. And the benefits are proven – including higher self-esteem, better emotional and social skills, and even better grades in school. From my workshops, I also KNOW that many grandparents are just as eager to have a close connection. The personal rewards are worth it – from the "joyful freedom" you experience in the relationship to actually living a longer, happier life.
Articles on my Grandma Connection Workshops have appeared in dozens of newspapers, including The Washington Post. Thousands of you have called wanting more information on how to build a loving, rewarding "grandma connection" in your family. In How to Build the Grandma Connection, I'm sharing all the insights and ideas I've developed through years of workshops across the country with grandparents, parents, and children.
Like most people today, you probably don't have time to wade through a big, thick book. This complete guide gets right to the information that's most important and useful to you. You'll learn everything you need to follow the
5 simple steps to building the grandma (and grandpa!) connection. You'll also find hundreds of practical, powerful ideas you can start using right away – even for long distance grandparents!
I use my book A Little Something as the starting point in my Grandma Connection Workshops. When I share the story with grandparents and parents, they immediately "get it." The book captures the essence of the grandparent connection. My grandmother inspired the book. I was very close to her from the time I was little.
There's a line that's repeated in A Little Something:
"She gave her a big, warm smile and a warm, snuggly hug." That's it, right there, in one sentence. That's the essence of the grandma connection. That's what we all need – whether you're a child or a grown-up. Most of the time I think it's just that simple. Don't you agree?
That's why I think that A Little Something, a simple, little, 32-page children's picture book, has become a bestselling gift book. Many grandparents give this book about a little girl and her grandmother and their special relationship over the years as a way to say "I love you" to their grandchildren. But adults have this amazing emotional reaction to it too. People are giving it to their mothers and grandmothers, because it gets to the heart of what we need – and maybe we feel like we're missing. It gets to that sense of connection, the "grandma connection."
A Little Something gives you the inspiration. How to Build the Grandma Connection gives you all the information. Don't make the mistake of taking the grandparent/ grandchild relationship for granted. Build a loving grandma connection in your life today. You won't be sorry. Children can grow to accomplish great things in this world when they know that someone believes in them. You can be that someone in your grandchild's life. And you will be the best grandparent, parent, and person you can be. That's my personal promise.
Susan V. Bosak, MA