My Grandmother taught me to look to God for the answers to everything. These posts are things she taught me and things that I have learned on my own...
For my Grandchildren, Karina, Gavin, Ethan and Cory. I love you very much
“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children—Deuteronomy 4:9

Monday, September 6, 2010

Long Distance Grandparenting

After having my granddaughter Karina living either near me or with me for almost a year, it was very hard when they moved 12 hours away. We had become close and children do not understand distance or time. Skype offered a solution to the separation issues we are both feeling. I noticed that when I talked to Karina on the phone she only talked for maybe 30 seconds, but when my son let her sit in front of the computer and we talked through Skype where she could see me, she would talk with me for almost an hour. We are able to see each other and I can show here things I'm doing and she can show me her pictures, toys and such. Skype has been a wonderful tool. It's free to call any other Skype customer. Give it a try. The distance and time issue are less of an issue. Of course there is nothing like being there with your grandchildren, but when you can't....

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