This book explores the topic of how grandparents can become more substantively involved with their grandchildren without interfering in the traditional interaction between parents and children. It looks at the subject from the perspective of a public policy specialist, someone professionally interested in creating better communities through political activity. It leaves to other professionals -- doctors, psychologists, teachers, counsellors, mentors, priests and the like -- the issues of how to make better children for those communities.
Godfrey Harris has been a public policy consultant based in Los Angeles, California, since 1968. He began consulting after serving as a university lecturer, U.S. Army intelligence officer, U.S. foreign service officer with the Department of State, an organisational specialist in President Lyndon Johnsons Executive Office, and as a program manager for an international financial company in Geneva. In all of these positions, Harris has been called upon to develop original ideas to solve problems or take advantage of new situations. As President of Harris/Ragan Management Group, Harris has focused the firms activities on projects that offer alternative solutions to matters of community concern. He holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of California, Los Angeles.