Episode 40. Celebrating Grandparents with author Ann Richardson

Ann Richardson is a grandmother of two boys, the mother of a son and a daughter, and the author of Celebrating Grandmothers: Grandmothers talk about their lives.

This heartwarming book looks at the excitement and challenges 27 women from various cultures experience in their role as grandmothers. How did becoming grandmothers change the texture of their lives? How do they now view themselves? How did they feel when they held their grandchildren for the first time? The poignant stories will make you smile and tug at your heartstrings.

Although about grandmothers, the book is not exclusively for them. It would make a great gift for a new member of the Grandmothers’ Club and for anyone interested in the importance of nurturing relationships.

CELEBRATING GRANDMOTHERS: Grandmothers talk about their lives
Copyright @2017 Ann Richardson
All rights reserved
Second Edition
Glenmore Press 2017
London, England

ISBN: 978-1549654787


Twitter: @CelebratingGran
FB: @CelebrateGran

Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin
Ashley Montagu, The Late Ashley Montagu
Harper & Row, 1978 – Body language – 384 pages


A groundbreaking achievement when it was first published in 1971, this moving and absorbing examination of the importance of tactile interaction-touching-on all facets of human development is now brought thoroughly up to date in light of research since 1978. Dr. Montagu here devotes special attention to the relation of the skin and touching to mental and physical health; the discovery of the immunological functions of the skin; the importance of touching, especially for older people; a demonstration of the harmfulness of newfangled methods of dealing with the newborn; gender differences; new experimental studies on the deprivation effect; the relation between touching and imaging; and the uses of touching in psychotherapeutic situations.