Suggested Questions for Dr. Ken Canfield’s Book on Grandparenting

Suggested Questions for Dr. Ken Canfield’s Book on Grandparenting

By | 2018-12-11T11:17:47+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Guest Statements|

The HEART of Grandparenting – Interview Questions Dr. Ken Canfield

Grandkids Matter

  • What’s behind your reason for writing this book? What’s your “heart” for grandparents?
  • What can you tell me about the state of grandparenting in today’s world?
  • What kind of a role do you play in your grandkids’ lives? What are you hoping to accomplish with them?
  • Where did you come up with the five grandparenting keys that spell out HEART?
  • The “H” in HEART stands for Heritage. Why is that an important part of grandparenting?
  • How can grandparents pass on their heritage in a practical sense?
  • The next one: “E” is for Example. Where do we see the power of a grandparent’s example?
  • What kind of qualities should grandparents be modeling for their grandkids?
  • The next one is interesting: “A” is for Angelic Influence. Where did that description come from?
  • And what are some ways that you see grandparents being like “angels” for their grandchildren?
  • The next one is a bit different: “R” for Reconciliation. How big of an issue is that for today’s grandparents?
  • What are some key ideas that will help grandparents in this area?
  • The last letter: “T” is for Teaching. What is it about grandparents that make them goodteachers for their grandkids?
  • What can they – or should they – be teaching their grandchildren?
  • What’s your bigger vision for grandparenting? What difference can positive grandparents make for families and communities?

About the Author:

Dr. Ken Canfield, a nationally-known leader and scholar, has committed his life to strengthening families and fathers. He has founded and continues to engage in several organizations dedicated to improving family well-being, most notably the National Center for Fathering, where he served as President for 16 years. He is currently president of the National Association for Grandparenting (, which he founded in 2016.