Thursday, September 21, 2017

Book Review: From Grandma to You - Childcare Wisdom for a New Generation

You know how there are things you read or advice you're given that you wished you'd read or been told years ago? That's exactly how I felt after I read From Grandma to You: Childcare Wisdom for a New Generation

This quaint little book written by Joan D. Hellstrom, Susan D. Findlay, Connie E. Ray, and Dr. Homer R. Rich is filled with knowledge, advice, and quotes pertaining to child rearing, being a grandparent and much more. It's like having your mom or grandma give you all the advice you need all in one place. Filled with old black and white photos of babies, children, and family, this book of wisdom leaves you feeling a little bit nostalgic, even if you didn't live in the same time period as many of the authors. 

I found myself laughing at some of the old remedies for ailments (many of which still work today!) or smiling at the advice given by Dr. Rich. 

Here are some of my favorite little bits:

  • "I would encourage parents to allow their special youngsters to explore and experience - and even fail - right along with their peers." (This was advice given to parents with physically or mentally challenged children.)
  • "Choose which feeding method is best for you, not which method is more politically correct at the moment." 
  • "Most babies give up thumbsucking by the time they get married." -Homer Rich, MD-
  • "Wouldn't it be better if all babies received the emotional warmth and trust they need without demanding it?"
  • "Learn to gratefully accept help from others; there are no prizes for the mother who does it all."

If you're looking for a great gift for the mom or grandma in your life for birthdays, Christmas, or Mother's Day, From Grandma to You is it!

If you want to snag your own copy, you can find it on Amazon here.