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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, August 16, 2013

School Days: Let's stay connected

Friday's Grand Connection Thought

Maybe you're like me, keeping up with some long-distance grands by Facebook. At the beginning of the school year, it's always fun to read about the opening of school and see the grandkids' pictures.

Or maybe you have some nearby grands who will be starting school soon. In that case, you'll probably hear about all of the happenings face-to-face. 
Here are a few ideas for you and for me ... ones that will help us connect with our school-aged grandchildren:

• Mail or e-mail them a note  to let them know that you are praying for them as they begin the school year. Tell them what it was like when you started school and maybe even send them one of your childhood pictures (when you were their age).

• Send them some bookmarks—either store-bought or homemade. You might want to print a favorite picture on one side of cardstock, type a Bible verse on the other side, hole-punch it, string some ribbon through the hole—and, presto—a bookmark.         

• Give them a special piece of jewelry to remind them that you will be thinking of them.

• Give them a paperback Bible to bring to school in their book bag for free-time reading.

• Regularly check out the websites of the grandchildren's' school. That way you'll be "in the know."
• Take some time every day to pray for your grandchildren's experiences in school. Ask them to let you know when they have tests or school activities for which they'd like prayer.
What ideas to you have that can help us stay connected to our school-aged grandkids?
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Have a great weekend,

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Anonymous said...

What good ideas. I have written 15 letters this week to grandchildren starting school and college. I sent one to Leah (first year in college away from home) with a picture of the meadow in her yard and reminding her of her 18th birthday party in the meadow. Also, a guardian Angel bookmark. They do need reassuring when they go to college as well as first grade. Great way to keep in touch with our family. Love, Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Wow, Rita! You wrote 15 letters this week. That's got to be a record. I know that your grandchildren will cherish your letters.