Long-time journalist Lesley Stahl is one of the most respected reporters of all time. Her credentials are impeccable, from being the White House correspondent during the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan and George H.W. Bush, through the past 25 years during her tenure as a reporter on the iconic 60 Minutes.
She knows a story as well as anybody, and that’s part of what makes her latest book so fascinating. She’s looking at grandparenting in a way no one else has done before in her book Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting.
Lesley joins Growing Bolder to explain how she’s fallen deeply, madly in love with her grandchildren and how it’s a universal, joyous emotion she’s discovered in other grandparents around the world.
Find out what she discovered about our brains being rewired the moments we first hold our grandchildren, and how most grandparents share one common trait: the inability to say no to your grandkids, no matter how strict you were as a parent.
She also explains how step-grandparents and surrogate grandparents experience the same head-over-heels feelings of love toward these children and how this new connectedness is transforming families.