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Shelli Smith bridges generational gap in new children’s book

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“Grandmas are important in today’s society with the shaping of grandkids,” Smith says. “Both grandkids and grandparents have similar problems and need the support of each other.”

In any given family, adults aren’t the only ones with answers, and children aren’t the only ones with problems. With the help of her new children's book, “Grammy Goes Green,” Shelli Smith bridges the generational gap and influences readers to consider the ways in which grandparents and grandchildren can teach and learn from each other.

Smith, owner of Precision Air Drilling Services, Inc., Praxis East Olympic Weight Training Center and PraiseMoves Studio in her hometown of Grand Junction, Colo., is a proud grandmother of two. Over the course of her life she has learned the importance of hard work, perseverance and appreciating the wisdom of others, lessons she finds important and necessary to share with her grandkids.

Through her book, Smith wants readers to consider the role grandparents play in families and in society. Shaking up family role norms, Smith tells a story about how “Grammy” learns how to solve a problem with the input of her grandkids, demonstrating the need for interaction among all generations in a family.

“Grandmas are important in today’s society with the shaping of grandkids,” Smith says. “Both grandkids and grandparents have similar problems and need the support of each other.”

“Grammy Goes Green” covers topics like the special relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren, the need for grandparents to play an active role in their grandkids’ lives, and the importance of parents using grandparents as a resource.

With her new book, Smith reminds readers that grandparents are an integral part of the family, not only because of they have important life lessons to share, but because their involvement in the family enriches the lives of their grandchildren.

“Sometimes grandmas are easier to talk to for grandkids, and grandmas have a little different perspective then parents,” Smith says. “Parents should take advantage of the resources they have in their children’s grandparents.”

“Grammy Goes Green” by Shelli Smith
Hardcover, $29.99
Paperback, $18.99
ISBN: 978-1-4624-0100-8
Available at amazon.com.

About the author:
Shelli Smith is a proud mother of three and grandmother of two living with her husband in Grand Junction, Colo. In her hometown, Smith is the owner of Precision Air Drilling Services, Inc., owner of Praxis East Olympic Weight Training Center and owner of PraiseMoves Studio. She is very active with her family life and within her community.

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