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Who Gets to Name Grandma? The Wisdom of Mothers and Grandmothers Plastic Comb – February 1, 2009

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  • Plastic Comb: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Twenty Minutes Press; 1st edition (February 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984286209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984286201
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,940,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


I LOVED it. What a great (and much needed) book. --Heather Allard, The Mogul Mom blog

This much-needed book should put life into perspective for both mothers and grandmothers, because it tells both sides of the story so well and gives such sensible advice. --Marguerite Kelly, Family Almanac advice column, The Washington Post

Congrats on a great book. I'm already looking forward to a copy! --LeAnn Thieman, Co-Author, with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, Chicken Soup for the Grandmother's Soul: Stories to Honor and Celebrate the Ageless Love of Grandmothers

From the Author

We love the fact that, after reading our book, both mothers and grandmothers come away with a new understanding of each other's expectations and actions. All they do is for love. This helps them understand the glass they are looking through.

More About the Author

Carol L. Covin (1947- ) was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Texas. She is the author of seven books, all based on interviews with experts, first top computer executives, and recently, mothers and grandmothers. She met her husband on a blind date in a snowstorm, has two sons and two grandchildren. Her current efforts are split between interviews for the next book and the cancer research company she started in 2008, to which all profits from her Granny-Guru books are devoted.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marianne on March 5, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is a very enjoyable read. Carol has a lively, interesting and natural
writing style, which makes it really easy to assimilate the very real wisdom
she presents. The book is rather like an instruction manual for new
grandmothers, and in my opinion has great value in enhancing relationships
between grandparents and their children who have just become parents

One of the really great things about it is that she has not just shared her
wisdom and experiences, but has tapped into experiences of other grandmothers
and the parents who have just turned their own parents into grandparents!

Therefore you get a cross-section of problems and questions and resolutions
from others that are actually real situation. The author gives descriptions specific
enough that you could develop exercises to raise your communication skills based
on the situations described.

Another very useful thing is that she has divided the book into sections
according to the age of the grandchildren. Obviously issues with newborns are
different from issues with teenagers etc. and therefore she has taken this
into account making it again more usable information.

So whether you are a new grandparent or have been one for quite a while, I
can recommend this as a highly worthwhile book for bettering understanding and
harmony between the generations.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terry Swejkoski on January 8, 2011
Format: Plastic Comb
I first met Carol Covin at a seminar in Atlanta, Georgia where we partnered to assist business owns in branding their Internet presence. I found her to be a natural blessing to all those around her, especially in the way she unselfishly flowed with the attendees many needs and questions.

"Who Gets To Name Grandma" is outstanding textual representation of the author's personality as she methodically guides us through the actual experiences of mothers and grandmothers philosophy pertaining to raising children from infancy to adulthood. This book is a "publishers pick" as one every person will find enjoyable and self-enhancing.

- Terry Swejkoski, Author, the "Conscious Clarity Energy Process(tm)" and Publisher at
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