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Sweet, Gray-haired Grannies of Yesteryear Give Way to Spirited, Modern Version in When Good Grandparents Go Bad

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2012-12-05 16:56:19 - The calm, graying grannies of the past have morphed to spirited, perhaps less patient, grandparents of today. When Good Grandparents Go Bad teaches that being imperfect is OK, as long as there's love!

Denver, CO, and Newport, OR – Gone are the days of the sweet, ever-calm, gray-haired grandma and grandpa of the past, patiently delivering homespun wisdom along with home-baked cookies. Say hello to the grandparents of the 2010s: younger, more spirited – and perhaps less patient. Grandmother and author Christine Allen provides a must-read guidebook on the joys of grandparenthood in the modern age with When Good Grandparents Go Bad, published by Outskirts Press.

Written as a “children's book for adults,” When Good Grandparents Go Bad explores this most special and anticipated milestone in an older adults' life, when the times comes to spoil and nurture their children's children.

The first time or two, a grandparent may feel his or her grandbabies are

perfect – and want to be perfect too. After all, everyone had a pair or two of saintly, graying grandparents who nary had a harsh word, never scolded or yelled, and certainly never cursed, right? But, in truth, grandchildren aren't always perfect: Sometimes they're annoying, grating on the last, fragile nerve just like their parents did when they were little. And sometimes the grandparent of today channels the frazzled parent of yesteryear and responds in a way he regrets. Does it matter? What does?

Allen answers these questions and more in When Good Grandparents Go Bad, so readers can feel better about who they are, who their grandchildren really are and what really matters in a family.

The grandparenting guidebook, When Good Grandparents Go Bad, can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at The paperback is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble and is being aggressively promoted with a focus on the family and relationships, parenting and grandparenting categories.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-9763-8 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback Retail $14.95
Genre: Family & Relationships/Parenting

For more information about When Good Grandparents Go Bad, see the Outskirts Press page,, or contact author Christine Allen at 541-574-0707 or email

About the Author: Christine Allen is a grandparent, drawing on her own life experience in her writing. She and her husband, Steve, live in Newport, on Oregon’s beautiful central coast. Their grandchildren, Tenley and Ryder, live in LaPine, Oregon.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

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