5 Tips For Long-Distance Relationships With Grandchildren

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Some of us grandparents live a long ways away from our grandchildren. It’s just the way it worked out. But there’s no reason we can’t maintain and build close relationships despite being miles away from each other. It may be a bit of a challenge, but nothing’s going to come between me and those grandbabies! 😉

Plan regular visits

Visiting the grandchildren is obvious, but make sure to set up regular visits. This way they are planned out and guaranteed to happen, and it gives everyone involved dates to look forward to. Holidays are vacations are a good place to start!

Set up a home away from home

Help those dear grandchildren feel at home when they’re away from home. There’s no place like Grandma’s, especially when the kids have everything they would ever want and need at her place!

Video calls

In this day and age, it’s so easy to stay connected thanks to technology and video-calling services like FaceTime. See the grandchildren every day no matter where they are in the world!

Send letters or gifts

Send the occasional surprise gift to let the grandkids know you’re thinking about them, or even just a letter that they can respond to. Whether via email or snail mail, maybe start a story that they can add to once received, then have them add a few sentences before sending it back to you to continue!

Be happy for them

If you’re disappointed in the living situation, never complain about it around the grandkids. It could make them feel bad or even as if it’s their fault. Be happy for them and reminisce in those amazing moments together!

And there we have five simple tips to help make the long-distance relationships work. There are many ways to bridge the distance gap, sometimes you just gotta get creative! 🙂

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