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About Jean Smith


Jean Smith is mother to three, and grandmother to nine and great grandmother to one,  including two sets of twins, one severely handicapped child, two adopted children and a variety of abilities and challenges. She and her husband of 54 years enjoy the beauty and challenges of a constantly changing family unit. She established, directed and taught in a Montessori School, established and taught swimming in a program serving thousands of children and volunteered in countless organizations serving children.   Experienced in teaching and encouraging others to work with children, she now offers her insights through her writings.

For 20 years, she pioneered a method of developing close bonds between grandchildren through Grandkids nights held monthly. The success of this plan as documented by the children, their parents and friends of the parents resulted in many requests for written plans for the other grandparents.  These plans are a basis for the book Life Savers for Grandparents.

Life Savers For Grandparents American Books - Available Now

Teaching Creatively   Available soon

Family Puzzle Upcoming