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Rockstar Grandparent

How You Can Lead the Way, Light the Road, and Launch a Legacy

Chrys Howard

Category: FamilyParenting

About Rockstar Grandparent

A guide to grandparenting with purpose and fun--in the age of smart phones and social media.

Grandparenting may be different today, but it still can be meaningful and fun for both the kids and the adults. Today's grandparent needs to understand technology--how it mesmerizes grandchildren but also enhances the opportunities to connect and share life experiences. And while many of the roles grandparents play in the lives of grandchildren have changed, their most important role of influencing with wisdom, faith, and fun remains the same. The author addresses topics relevant to all grandparents and also looks at the challenges of grandchildren living in single parent or blended families. Also included are stories from the author's journey with her own grandchildren--including Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson.

Praise

“The influence of grandparents in the lives of their ‘grands’ is largely a matter of what they make of the opportunity to be steady sources of godly wisdom and counsel. Somewhat ironically, the more seriously they take the responsibility, the more fun they will have! This message is at the heart of Chrys Howard’s inspiring book.”
—John Rosemond, author of Parenting by The Book and other parenting bestsellers

“I’ve personally benefited from watching Chrys Howard juggle a crazy schedule and also grandmother her large family with grace and wisdom. Now you can score those same grandparenting ‘hacks’ in Rockstar Grandparent! Her valuable insight on handing down a legacy of faith leaves me hoping this book finds its way into the hands of grandparents far and wide.”
—Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, author of Devotions for the Hungry Heart

“I’ve read most every book on the topic of grandparenting, and Rockstar Grandparent stands out from the crowd. I felt as though I was in an intimate conversation with a very wise, experienced, and special friend. Chrys Howard’s insights, creativity, humor, humility, powers of observation, and storytelling will delight all readers. As she delivers an abundance of wisdom and inspiration on a myriad of challenging family topics, she lavishes the reader with her deep abiding love of family and God.”
—Christine Crosby, editorial director for Grand magazine

“Whether you are just beginning this adventure or you consider yourself a pro, this book is full of practical advice. I am confident Rockstar Grandparent will equip you with the tools you need to lead your family on the journey to success.”
—Joe White, president of Kanakuk Kamps

“Ever wondered how to make a lasting difference in the lives of your grandchildren? If you long to build joy, significance, creativity, and spiritual encouragement into the young lives you mold, Rockstar Grandparent is for you!”
—Carol Kent, speaker and author of He Holds My Hand

“Chrys Howard had me laughing, crying, and above all, inspired to take my grandparenting to a whole new level. Not only is Rockstar Grandparent filled with practical and fun ideas, but it also tackles the challenges of grandparenting today and leaves the reader spiritually motivated to play a meaningful role in the lives of his or her grandchildren.”
—Cindy Lambert, coauthor of Unplanned

“Chrys gives practical ways to be a fun grandparent and shares the importance of being a united family, cheering on one another. She gives down-to-earth wisdom on how to be a positive influence in your grandchildren’s lives and how to guide them to have an eternal impact on God’s kingdom.”
—Mac and Mary Owen, national directors of Celebrate Recovery

Rockstar Grandparent provides the inspiration and encouragement we need to help us shine as grandparents. In her fun and whimsical way, Chrys Howard gives us practical and wise advice to creatively engage with our grandkids and make a positive difference for generations to come.”
—Karol Ladd, best-selling author of The Power of a Positive Mom

“Think being a grandparent is a secondary role in a child’s development? Think again! Chrys Howard reveals how crucial your role is and how powerfully you influence the lives of your grandkids. If you want to demonstrate your love in the best way, consider this book your guidebook.”
—Joe Beam, PhD, chair at MarriageHelper.com

“This fun book gives rock solid, rockstar advice on how to instill godly qualities in your grandchildren. Packed with plenty of great ideas, tips, and funny stories about Chrys’s own grandchildren, this book is so good that you’ll want to buy one for yourself and for every grandparent you know!”
—Martha Bolton, author and playwright for Blue Gate Musicals

“Mom and Dad are ‘the law,’ but grandparents are ‘the grace’—and that’s what Chrys is giving us in Rockstar Grandparent! So spend some of your kids’ inheritance and buy it!”
—Dennis Swanberg, “America’s Minister of Encouragement”

About Chrys Howard

Chrys Howard, a former teacher and editor with Howard Publishing, currently hosts a weekly radio show titled It’s a Mom Thing. She has cowritten several books, with more than one million copies sold, including the New York Times best-selling cookbook Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen with Kay Robertson and Duck Commander Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids with her daughter Korie Robertson. Chrys and her husband, John, have three children, a growing number of grandchildren and their spouses, and one great-grandchild. They live in West Monroe, Louisiana.

Product Details

240 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Mar 12, 2019

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Read the first chapter of Rockstar Grandparent. A guide to grandparenting with purpose and fun--in the age of smart phones and social media. Grandparenting may be different today, but it still can be meaningful and fun for both the kids and the adults. Today's grandparent needs to understand technology—how it mesmerizes grandchildren but also enhances the opportunities to connect and share life experiences. And while many of the roles grandparents play in the lives of grandchildren have changed, their most important role of influencing with wisdom, faith, and fun remains the same. The author addresses topics relevant to all grandparents and also looks at the challenges of grandchildren living in single parent or blended families. Also included are stories from the author's journey with her own grandchildren—including Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beverly Rykerd
VP, Director of Publicity
brykerd@penguinrandomhouse.com
(719) 268-1935
 
ROCKSTAR GRANDPARENT: HOW YOU CAN LEAD THE WAY,
LIGHT THE ROAD, & LAUNCH A LEGACY
 
Grandparenting Today’s Gen Z or iGeneration—the most connected kids in history
 
“I’ve read most every book on the topic of grandparenting, and Rockstar Grandparent stands out from the crowd.” —Christine Crosby, editorial director for Grand magazine
 
1.7 million become new grandparents every year with an overall number of 70 million grandparents in the United States, according to Grandparents.com.  Today’s grandmas and grandpas have the privilege of playing a vital role in the lives of their young family members, known as Gen Z, the most diverse generation in history and the first who do not know the world without smartphones or the internet.
 
For new grandparents and those with some experience, Chrys Howard—bestselling writer, radio host, grandmother to 14 grandchildren (some who are celebrities from TV’s  “Duck Dynasty”), and great-grandmother to a newborn—shares in her new book, Rockstar Grandparent: How You Can Lead the Way, Light the Road, and Launch a Legacy (WaterBrook, March 12, 2019), sage advice and biblical counsel to grandparents looking to build purpose and fun into their lives and relationships with their grandkids.
 
“We will each take our turn at being a child, a teenager, a mom or dad and then a grandparent. It’s the circle of life….Handing down the legacy of your family to the next generation is one of life’s most glorious callings,” writes Howard.
 
Rockstar Grandparent is full of hints, tips, and advice that are good for grandparents of all ages and stages. This relatable resource touches on important topics such as:


   • Using technology to build relationships
   • Preparing for the future
   • Teaching children well
   • Knowing when to be quiet and when to speak up
   • Letting go of the past
   • Praying for the future generation

Howard is the mother of “Duck Dynasty” star Korie Robertson and is known as “2-mama” to her grandchildren, including Sadie Robertson.  Within the pages of Rockstar Grandparent, Howard shares stories about her own grandparents, her grandchildren and even a few from tapings of “Duck Dynasty.” 
 
Using song lyrics of the 60s and 70s as inspiration in each chapter, Howard provides guidance for any grandparent looking to be intentional about the grandparenting years and navigating the challenges and opportunities, including social media, blended families, raising grandkids and adoption.
 
For more information, visit www.chryshoward.com or www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.
 
About the Author: Chrys Howard, a former teacher and editor with Howard Publishing, currently hosts a weekly radio show titled It’s a Mom Thing. She has co-written several books, with more than one million copies sold, including the New York Times best-selling cookbook Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen with Kay Robertson and Duck Commander Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids with her daughter Korie Robertson. Howard and her husband, John, have three children, a growing number of grandchildren and their spouses, and one great-grandchild. They live in West Monroe, Louisiana.  www.chryshoward.com  Instagram/Facebook: @chryshoward
 
Praise for Rockstar Grandparent:
“I’ve read most every book on the topic of grandparenting, and Rockstar Grandparent stands out from the crowd. I felt as though I was in an intimate conversation with a very wise, experienced, and special friend. Chrys Howard’s insights, creativity, humor, humility, powers of observation, and storytelling will delight all readers. As she delivers an abundance of wisdom and inspiration on a myriad of challenging family topics, she lavishes the reader with her deep abiding love of family and God.”
—Christine Crosby, editorial director for Grand magazine
“This fun book gives rock solid, rockstar advice on how to instill godly qualities in your grandchildren. Packed with plenty of great ideas, tips, and funny stories about Chrys’s own grandchildren, this book is so good that you’ll want to buy one for yourself and for every grandparent you know!”
—Martha Bolton, author and playwright for Blue Gate Musicals
“Chrys Howard had me laughing, crying, and above all, inspired to take my grandparenting to a whole new level. Not only is Rockstar Grandparent filled with practical and fun ideas, but it also tackles the challenges of grandparenting today and leaves the reader spiritually motivated to play a meaningful role in the lives of his or her grandchildren.”
—Cindy Lambert, coauthor of Unplanned
“Whether you are just beginning this adventure or you consider yourself a pro, this book is full of practical advice. I am confident Rockstar Grandparent will equip you with the tools you need to lead your family on the journey to success.”
—Joe White, president of Kanakuk Kamps
 

   

  Family & Relationships/Grandparents
March 12, 2019
ISBN: 9780735291591  · Trade Paper · $15.99/$21.99 Canada
e-Book ISBN:  9780735291607 · $11.99/$13.99 Canada

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