A Guide to Connecting with Your Teenage Grandchildren

Enough of the grunted, one-word answers! From sharing music and stories about milestone events to reconciling with the generation in between (aka your grandchild’s parents), Where Two World’s Meet is a caring, tactical guide for grandparents on the secret to entering their teenage grandchild’s world. It also gives tips on how to give grandchildren a peak into their own world, for deeper connection across the generations and all the physical and mental health benefits that come with that. Learn more in the full press release.

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Narrated by Dave Arlington and Laura Horowitz

*FOR BOOKSTORES
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Interviews, Podcasts and More!

Let's Talk with Debbie Saviano

Speed Dating with John Daly

How to Enter Your Grandchild's Word

Retirement Wisdom Podcast

Cool Grandpa Podcast

Adventures with Grammy Podcast

Invite Jerry and Deanna to speak at your next event! Virtual, in-person and hybrid options, Book Readings, Intergenerational-Interactive formats, for grandparents, teenagers, or both together! 

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Upcoming Programs

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
7:30 PM CT at Ezra Habonim/The Niles Jewish Township
Book Reading and Q & A
https://www.ehnt.org/

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
12:30 to 2 PM CT, at the Park Ridge Community Center
See page 11 of the Community Center Brochure for Details
Click Here to Register Here
Centennial Activity Center
100 S. Western Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847-692-3597

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
12:30 PM CT
Virtual Event
Golden Slippers
https://goldenslipperclub.org/

 

Sunday, March 12, 2023
Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah, Men’s Club Event
https://www.bhbe.org/

Read the Reviews 

“This book is a gem filled with insights and wisdom – not just for grandparents  – but to all who want to help restore family bonds and values so sorely needed in America. I recommend it to grandparents and non grandparents alike and to all who relate to youth (parents too). Thank you Jerry and Deanna for your experience and for sharing it with us.”

– Lewis Bernstein, Formerly at Sesame Workshop
“This wonderful book, Where Two Worlds Meet: A Guide to Connecting with Your Teenage Grandchildren, is full of real world tools to help the generations find common ground. From letters to organized meetings, to determining a family legacy, these methods are sure to bring eager grandparents and busy older grandchildren together around important common goals. I recommend it to all grandparents!”

 Elizabeth LaBan, Bestselling Author

“If you are looking for valuable patterns for enhancing relationships between grandparents and teenage grandchildren—and for experiences, ideas, and stories galore, particularly about creating three-generational values and preserving cultural values, this book should be on your list.”

Linda and Richard Eyre, New York Times #1 Bestselling Authors

About the Authors, Jerry Witkovsky and Deana Shoss

Jerry Witkovsky Passion, Creativity Commitment

JERRY WITKOVSKY (MSW, University of Illinois) is a beloved mentor to thousands of individuals and generations of families, thanks to forty-seven years of professional leadership, eighteen of them as General Director of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago. In 1995 he was named one of the city’s “Most Effective Non-Profit CEOs” by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Since his 1997 retirement, Jerry has focused his considerable energies on grandparenting facilitation—helping multigenerational families work (and play) together to create a rich family life. He has partnered with JCC and YMCA to create a writing prompt program serving over four hundred grandparents on three continents as well as a virtual improv program with UK’s Nursery Theatre. He currently spearheads a growing number of school-based programs designed to strengthen connections between grandparents and their teenagers.

DEANNA SHOSS (MA, DePaul University) is a marketer, writer, and interculturalist based in Chicago. As Founder and CEO of Intercultural Talk, Inc., Deanna inspires people to learn, create, and contribute across the lifespan. She works with non-digital natives to help them promote their mission-driven businesses or life projects with digital, intercultural, and real-life marketing. She takes an intergenerational approach that combines online communication platforms such as websites/blogs, social media, and video with tried and true practices such as partnership building, email marketing, and in-person events.

Previously, Deanna enjoyed eleven years in city government (she personally got the dinosaur at O’Hare International Airport through security), being past President of the League of Chicago Theatres (where she was recognized in 2005 among “Who’s Who in Chicago Business” by Crain’s Chicago Business), leading Public Relations for McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Eastern New England, and directing marketing for Jewish Child & Family Services and JVS Chicago. Deanna writes for the National Diversity Council and is the Tech Columnist for Grand Magazine. She speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and French, and is a certified group fitness instructor. Learn more at interculturaltalk.com.