9 Things Your Grandkids Want to Tell You
There's no doubt that you adore your grandchildren, and vice versa. But the generational (and oftentimes geographical) distance can sometimes get in the way of everybody's best intentions to maintain a close relationship. The good news is that when it comes to preserving a connection with your grandchildren, it's the little things that can make the biggest impact. Whether you see them daily or only connect during holidays, read on for nine things that grandkids want to tell their grandparents about how to forge an even closer bond.
1. I wish I heard from you more.
Just because your grandchildren aren't reaching out to you doesn't mean they don't want to be in touch-and those once-a-year holiday visits or birthday phone calls aren't always enough. Elizabeth Bower, coauthor with Sue Johnson and Julie Carlson of Grandloving, a book about connecting with your grandchildren, advocates setting aside time for one telephone or Skype session a week. "If you do