Do you have an upcoming birthday or graduation in the family? The truth is, celebrating from a distance is never the same as being there in person. But there are definitely ways you can make the moment extra special for your grandchild.
I did a very scientific poll and asked all of my Mummy friends on FaceBook this question: What gift would you most love to receive from your parents or in-laws for Mother’s Day this year? Something they could do or buy from a distance?
Would you believe me if I told you there is a field of science about the importance of surprise for making moments more memorable? In the past, I’ve shared ideas to emphasize the importance of surprising and delighting your grandchildren. It is one of the keys to building bonds from a distance.
In this post I want to focus on the simple things you can say from a distance that can have a huge impact. See a list for positive statements you can say, write, email or text to your grandchildren of any age.
My newsfeed is filled with funny and sweet screenshots of virtual family and friend get togethers.
These might not be as exciting as a big fat chocolate Easter Bunny, but they are gifts of connection – and your grandchildren need that now - more than ever.
31 Ways to Connect with Grandchildren from a Distance (and help out the parents while you are at it!)
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