Long Distance Grandparenting



Strategies and Resources to Bridge the Divide

Speaker: Ken Canfield

Session: 2-02; November 3, 2017

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Grandparents can have significant influence in their grandchildren’s lives, whether they live close by or far away, however one study notes that over 65% of grandparents have a grandchild or grandchildren who live over 200 miles from them. This session will examine best practices and strategies that help bridge physical distance using: planned visits, technology, letter writing, vacations, reunions, and packages/gifts to strengthen the grandparent/grandchild relationship. In addition, if prayer and other spiritual exercises are important to grandparents, how can long-distance grandparents develop these disciplines and experience a closeness which grandparents who live close by may not express or practice?