Grandparenting in remote

Not every family is blessed with grandparents living with them. However, children need grandparents in their life to love and pamper them and teach them the values of life. If your children’s grandparents live in a different city or country, here are excellent tips to strengthen their relationship.

  1. Use Technology

Technology has made it so much easier to stay connected with loved ones who live far. Grandparents can chat with their grandkids on video calls via Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp. This face time is the best way to keep them in touch with each other.

  1. Send Gifts

Which child doesn’t love a surprise gift? Grandparents can send gifts to their grandchildren on special occasions such as birthdays, festivals or some achievements like the first rank in the class or winning a medal in football.

  1. Become Pen Pals

Nothing beats the charm of writing letters to each other. The grandparents and grandkids can become pen pals and send letters once in a while. They can exchange send physical photos and greeting cards. This will not only give your child a fun thing to look forward to but also improve their language skills.

  1. Play Online Games

These days, there is no dearth of online games, puzzles, scavenger hunts and escape rooms! Grandparents can play these games with their grandchildren and have a gala time together.

  1. Enrol in a Virtual Class

Grandparents and grandkids can sign up for a common course or class. It could be fitness sessions, cooking tutorials or a book club. They can discuss their ideas, opinions and experiences about the class.

  1. Plan Virtual Celebrations and Events

Festivals and celebrations are incomplete without family reunions. However, it is not possible for some families. In such a scenario, you can host a virtual family reunion, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

  1. Showcase a Performance

Children can enact virtual show-and-tell activity or acting, dance or singing performance for their grandparents. Grandparents would love to watch their grandchildren perform. Their words of appreciation and encouragement can lift the spirits of children.

It would be great to hear more suggestions from you on this topic!

About Smita Omar

Smita is an ex banker who voluntary said adiós to a high flying career to explore the rocky yet beautiful terrain of motherhood. When she is not busy juggling between her naughty daughter and foodie husband, you can find her donning the hat of a freelance content developer-editor to keep her sanity intact. She has been a Work-From-Home-Mother for 8 years and turns to meditation when the going gets tough.

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