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Overview Make the most of your role as grandparent-a role being redefined today by active, vital grandparents like you. The honesty, humor, stories, and practical experience offered by Tim and Darcy Kimmel will motivate and guide you to develop richer relationships with your children and their children. Extreme Grandparenting encourages you to give the greatest gift possible to family: yourself. (This video study is designed to be used "as is", but to gain the most out of the study, use in conjunction with the book, Extreme Grandparenting. One copy of the book is included along with 8 Participant's Workbooks) Tim and Darcy Kimmel speak from experience to provide a framework for the new era in grandparenting. Filled with their passion for building the family, this book is a call to action and a guide for grandparents striving to glorify God by building relationships. -Dennis Rainey, president of FamilyLife Dr. Tim and Darcy Kimmel, are co-founders of Family Matters and speakers for FamilyLife's Weekend to Remember events.
Publishers Description Make the most of your role as grandparent a role being redefined today by active, vital grandparents like you. The honesty, humor, stories and practical experience offered by Tim and Darcy Kimmel will motivate and guide you to develop richer relationships with your children and their children. Extreme Grandparenting encourages you to give the greatest gift possible to family: yourself. (This video study is designed to be used as is, but to gain the most out of the study, use in conjunction with the book, Extreme Grandparenting. One copy of the book is included along with 8 Participant's Workbooks) Tim and Darcy Kimmel speak from experience to provide a framework for the new era in grandparenting. Filled with their passion for building the family, this book is a call to action and a guide for grandparents striving to glorify God by building relationships. Dennis Rainey, president of FamilyLife Each study includes: 8 fun, information filled lessons taught by Dr. Tim and Darcy Kimmel on 2 DVDs User friendly materials designed for group study One copy of the book, Extreme Grandparenting: The Ride Of Your Life Easy to follow Facilitator's Guide with helpful suggestions for leading a group study, word by word prompts and answers to the discussion questions (PDF format on CD-ROM). 8 Participant's Workbooks (More may be ordered directly from the publisher) that you develop as you go through the study and becomes an effective, useful tool that helps you to be the grandparent you want to be. Dr. Tim and Darcy Kimmel, are co-founders of Family Matters and speakers for FamilyLife s Weekend to Remember events."
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Actors: Tim & Darcy Kimmel
Directors: Tim & Darcy Kimmel
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Studio: Family Matters
Running Time: 246.00 minutes
Record Label Family Matters
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.1" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Jan 29, 2008
Publisher FAMILY MATTERS
ISBN 0977496716 ISBN13 9780977496716
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More About Tim Kimmel & Darcy Kimmel
Dr. Tim Kimmel is one of America's top advocates speaking for the family today. He is the Executive Director of Family Matters(R) whose goal is to equip families for every age and stage of life. A national speaker with organizations that include Promise Keepers and Focus on the Family, Tim has shared his message with millions of people. He is the author of several books, including Raising Kids For True Greatness andGrace-Based Parenting. All together, there are more than 800,000 books in print. Tim and his wife live in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Addressing the role of children and grandchildren Aug 18, 2008
"You may not have heard the rumor going around, but the word on the street is that 60 is the new 40," observe the authors of this latest in their series of books on family relations. And that observation alone is bound to affect the way that generations now relate to one another. No longer is Grandma at home baking cookies, always available to babysit on short notice. She and Grandpa are just as apt to be taking a class at the local college or out on the golf course playing 18 holes without a cart. But that doesn't mean that the role of grandparents has been diminished; it may simply need to be accomplished in new and unique ways. And Dr. Tim and Darcy Kimmel believe that grandparenting is not only a delightful experience but a sacred calling as well.
The authors begin with the premise that God gave grandparents four basic roles to play in the lives of their grandchildren, roles that are biblical and increasingly vital: "Giving a Blessing," "Leaving a Legacy," "Bearing a Torch" and "Setting a Standard." Each of these roles is defined and explored with the love and expertise of those who have first-hand knowledge and experience. There are numerous anecdotes and scriptures to illustrate and confirm the importance of each role. No doubt readers will be reminded of their own parenting and grandparenting stories and begin to feel motivated to participate in new ways with their families. The discussion questions at the end of each chapter would provide an excellent resource for Bible study.
Although my own experiences with my grandparents were limited, once I had grandchildren of my own, I secretly felt I was given a "do over." It's that wonderful second chance that God continually blesses us with in so many ways --- getting to "do over" story time, without having to rush through the book you've read a gazillion times; being able to teach Cooking 101 without worrying about the mess; having time to spend in the yard searching for lizards and researching them online; and teaching them about the wonders of a God who I had just come to know.
In EXTREME GRANDPARENTING, the Kimmels emphasize the spiritual aspects of grandparenting, the importance of defining values and imparting wisdom that they have gained in many ways over the years. Not only is each chapter full of this Godly wisdom but it is presented in a caring, non-judgmental way designed to motivate rather than condemn those of us who need to re-evaluate the importance of our role in the lives of our children and grandchildren.