From the Back Cover
You thought there could never be a love like the love you have for your child. But then you held your first grandchild. The emotions that flooded you focused to an intense desire to protect and make his or her world secure. Yet it’s no breaking news that children face a vastly different world from the one you grew up in—or even the world your children knew. The forces of popular culture are no longer child-friendly. Too often, attitudes and ideas all around us obstruct character formation in children, rather than build it up. Although you long to know that your grandchild will be safe and secure in such a world, maybe you live a great distance away. Or perhaps there’s some friction between you and your grandchild’s parents, or maybe you just don’t keep up with your grandchild’s interests the way you would like. Whatever your circumstances, being a grandparent is a unique and wonderful opportunity to stand in the gap against the often dark and discouraging elements of our culture in order to positively influence your grandchild’s future. How to Really Love Your Grandchild is a book of hope and encouragement for you to provide the extra love and emotional support that only a grandparent can give. Through stories that read like your own life, Dr. Ross Campbell’s I’m-in-this-with-you advice will provide failsafe ways to stay close to your grandchildren—no matter what.
About the Author
D. ROSS CAMPBELL, M.D. has spent more than 30 years as a clinical psychiatrist, concentrating on the parent-child relationship. Formerly an associate clinical professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Ross has counseled thousands of parents throughout his extensive career. Dr. Campbell, author of the one million copy best-selling book, How to Really Love Your Child, makes good use of his 30 years of experience in psychiatry working with the Ministering to Ministers Foundation, serving individual ministers, their families and church organizations.