Grandma's Notes on Parenting

Grandma's Notes on Parenting


Non-Fiction - Parenting
60 Pages
Reviewed on 07/21/2013
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Author Biography

Brenda Silveira, a graduate of Stratford Teacher's College, a former Girl Guide leader, Guide Commissioner and previous business owner, is also the creator of I M Confident Niagara Canada, a project that promotes esteem building through a website (www.imconfident.com) that has information and visual presentations, workshops, blogging and Confidence Coaching.

Brenda is a grandmother and author of Grandma's Notes on Parenting, a simple and easy-to-read book that gives empowerment to new parents by highlighting a few simple ways to raise children in a positive environment. Her candid recollection of her own lifetime of struggles helps individuals to realize they are not alone in their struggles to make good choices.


    Book Review

Reviewed by Nonnie Jules for Readers' Favorite

Grandma’s Notes on Parenting by Brenda Silveira is about the difficulty of being a parent for the first time and how unprepared all new parents are for the responsibility of another human being's future. It will appeal to parents-to-be as well as new parents alike. The book contains a few short chapters on the traits and behaviors needed by every adult who wishes to be a positive role model so their children will learn how to become responsible adults. The author beats herself up a bit but I think it's her way of showing others where she failed so they don't make the same mistakes she did. I thought it humanized her.

I really enjoyed reading Grandma’s Notes on Parenting because it was a very well written book about the trials and tribulations this grandma faced while raising her now adult daughters. We all know how loving and wise grandmothers are so, from her point of view, Brenda Silveira details the main traits needed to raise well-rounded, responsible children. She is very candid and honest in pointing out her mistakes as a mother and how, as a grandmother, she is much better equipped to help her daughters parent their children. There was a nice fluid flow to the writing and it made you feel as if you were sitting in Brenda's living room, while she passed along some much needed advice. This is a good book that I would recommend to all.