Who doesn’t love cookies? Before exam time or “just because”, send them delicious Mrs. Fields’ cookies. They will put a smile on your loved one’s face. And their friends will enjoy them too!
Don’t forget some good reading. The The Everything College Survival Book: From Social Life To Study Skills–all You Need To Fit Right In (Everything (School & Careers)) will be a great resource for your college student.
During the college years, your young one will gain independence and will learn many important life lessons. It is important to keep the family connection strong, even as they are spreading their wings. Support and encourage them to strive to reach their every aspiration.
You miss seeing their smiling faces and wish you could hear their voices and laughter in person more often. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to be in the same location of your granddaughters and grandsons. Even during those times you are physically apart, you can let them know how much you love them. Small gestures of love will dwell in their memories and hearts forever. Here are a few tips to grow closer, despite the distance.
Embrace Skype or Google Hangout- With these technologies, you will be able to see and hear your precious grandchildren when the miles separate you. Don’t be intimidated by the technology. There are plenty of tutorials that will address any issues you may encounter.
Let them know more about you- Your grandchildren would love to know more about your life. Learning about your life will give them more insight into your experiences, values and beliefs. Share your story with A Grandparent’s Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words .
It is important to remember from whence we have come and equally important for us to respect our ancestors. Our footprints are guided by the path laid by our grandparents.
1. Celebrate them. Don’t wait for birthdays or silver anniversaries to plan special celebrations. Plan a party for Grandparent’s Day or a “Just Because” celebration where your grandparents are the guests of honor.
2. Honor them. All too often we don’t take time to appreciate family. Pull together your grandmother’s famous recipes into a family cookbook and include her in the dedication.
3. Take a stroll down memory lane. Compile a photo album to chronicle special times you’ve spent with your grandparents. Gather the family together and share your favorite family stories.