With two sixteen-year-old granddaughters, Grandpa has writing Grandpa, Help – Answers to Questions a Young Lady Would Never Ask Her Parents. They ask questions and Grandpa answers. Grandpa is Herb Nordmeyer and he writes in the introduction:

My name is Herb, and over the years I have had over 20 young ladies ask to be my granddaughters. I found by treating young ladies as equals and as if they were important, and they really are, a strong bond is forged. Regularly, these young ladies consult me about situations they would never discuss with their parents.

Grandpa, Help! Answers to Questions a Young Lady Would Never Ask Her Parents

By: Herb Nordmeyer and granddaughters

They ask questions, and Grandpa answers.
Here is Chapter 3’s question.

Dear Grandpa,
At what point do I laugh at the little stupid comments my father makes to me, or should I take them seriously? Like the other day when we were discussing my flying to Texas, he said, “I don’t know if we will get her a one-way or a round-trip ticket.” It drives me crazy and frustrates me.
I know he loves me as much as I love him, but after so many little snide remarks, I can never tell if he’s serious or not. He told me the other day, “Every joke has a little serious background to it.”
Also, if I joke around with him, he just looks at me disappointedly. The “D” word! It’s worse than any other word he could use towards me!
Gahhh.. At school, I feel like I am a positive influence among my peers. I help anyone who is having a bad day, or just needs a friend.. But at home I always feel like a disappointment. And sending you this is bringing tears to my eyes. I strive to do the best I can, but when it comes to my parents, I get frustrated and give up. Do I confront them? Do I try harder at home? Every time I turn around, I’ve done something wrong. What do I do, Grandpa?
A frustrated and confused granddaughter,

One of Grandpa’s recommendations is that Paisly get a khaki-colored bikini. You now know that this book will be a fun read. You will have to read the book to find out why Grandpa is recommending a khaki-colored bikini and to read the serious parts of Grandpa’s answer.

Grandpa, Help – Dating

By: Herb Nordmeyer and granddaughters

We have it on Amazon as an e-book, but never converted it into a print book. It follows the same format as the first Grandpa Help book did.

Grandpa Helps Grandparents

By: Herb Nordmeyer and Sylvia Scheid

Herb wrote the book after Sylvia taught him how to be a Grandpa. Then Sylvia edited the book to ensure that Herb got everything right. Then Herb’s wife corrected the spelling and grammar.
It addresses problems which interfere with effective communication between grandparents and their grandchildren. Remember, communication includes every-thing we do and do not do.

Publishing Plans

Our goal was to publish a book every year, but life got in the way. The granddaughters grew up; one is married and has a family, and the other one will enter medical school in the fall of 2019. A second problem is that Herb is spending more and more time in Haiti working with disaster-resistant housing.


  1. The website has been launched. We have 5 blogs on it and more coming. Three chapters from the book are posted as well as FAQ and other things.

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