Jean Yarger has been an elementary and middle school teacher, business owner, serial entrepreneur and avid gardener. She is a wife and mother whose personal and professional life are focused on assisting and inspiring people to be their best. Her multidisciplinary experience in education, business, and parenting have taught her that people succeed when inspiration, perseverance, opportunity and talent collide.
Jean and her husband have two sons. Upon the births of their grandchildren, Jean began telling them stories about the magic of nature, the creatures in her garden, and the history of who they are. Jean discovered that grandparents are an important bridge between the past and the future and Bringing Up Nana was born.
Dedicated to inspiring the next generation, Bringing Up Nana is a resource for parents and grandparents who are looking for opportunities to create meaningful communication between the generations and a legacy for the future. As Jean puts it, “Grandparents are not born. They develop over time. Marinated in experience and love, Grandparents are responsible for living a legacy that will support their children and inspire their grandchildren”
To schedule a presentation to your organization, contact Jean at www.jean@bringingupnana
I, for one, had not given much thought to becoming a grandmother. So, I was caught off guard and not sure how I felt about this news. I knew I was of that age. I had friends who were grandparents. According to them, grand parenting was the best thing that ever happened to them. Not only that, their grandchildren were the most amazing children on the face of the earth. Other friends wanted desperately to become grandparents, but their children were not cooperating. I on the other hand, just did not see the appeal. I had gotten use to the empty nest and was enjoying the quiet. Besides, it wasn’t something I had any control over. I understood the circle of life, that someday my children might have children. But that was some day, out there, in the future. I guess I don’t adjust to change very well. If I like the moment I’m in, I would prefer to stay there awhile. I enjoyed being a mother. But the time went by too fast. Life became a series of events for which I was not prepared and passed too quickly. It frustrated me that there was never enough time to savor the moment.
I was still struggling with the grandmother title when our son called. He had just witnessed the miracle of his daughter’s birth, a life changing event that we now shared and I discovered how important and rewarding grand-parenting can be.
My fourth grade Granddaughter had been given the assignment of interviewing a Grandparent. Out of four living grandparents and one great grandparent she chose me. I felt honored. It reminded me of when I was in fourth grade and given the same assignment. I chose to...