Distance Grandparenting

Many families now live a long way apart, with family members working in different states and countries, so you might not be near your grandchildren. You can still have a loving relationship with, and give support to, your grandchildren.

  • Offer to have the grandchildren to visit you on holiday – together or one at a time. Children get benefits from individual relationships with grandparents, not always in a group.
  • Visit them.
  • Keep regular telephone contact.
  • Write letters, send tapes or videos and include family stories in them.
  • Develop some new family traditions for managing birthdays etc.
  • Email messages to your grandchildren so they can reply and include some photos.
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