After my last post about books that honor grandparents, I received an email from Mr. Stuart Gustafson, the lead author of the above book. I’m always so honored when published authors contact me! Mr. Gustafson’s book looks like it’s full of great ideas, and I like that, unlike the other books I reviewed, this one is geared toward older kids. The book contains over 100 questions for grandparents and grandchildren to discuss in order to strengthen their relationship in spite of the generation that separates them. Here are some examples of conversation starting questions from the book:
- How did the world you grew up in differ from today’s world?
- What is your favorite family memory? Why?
- Is there anything in life you wish you did, but never have?
- What was it like for you when my parents had children?
The book offers plenty of space for recording the answers and becomes a keepsake to treasure. I would say this book would be best suited for kids 8 and up. What a great way to strengthen relationships and record some family history at the same time!