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Grandparents: How to See the Grandkids All You Want
Posted By Amy Goyer On September 12, 2012 @ 11:10 am In Your Life | Comments Disabled
When I was growing up, nearly every vacation was spent traveling from Ohio to Indiana to see our grandparents. We also talked on the phone every Sunday. Sometimes cards and letters were exchanged too, but that was the entire menu for staying in touch. Thanks to technology, today’s grandparents  have many additional ways to connect – so why aren’t more of them taking advantage of it?!
While in-person contact is ideal and telephoning clearly comes in next, how about combining the two with video chatting ? Since those who use it largely enjoy it, why aren’t more grandparents all over this tool?
I can think of a few potential reasons – and strategies to overcome the barriers.
Technology  allows you the opportunity to see your grandchildren grow up in “real time” like no generation of the past. Take advantage of it!
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 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/grandparents-with-laptop.jpg
 today’s grandparents: http://www.aarp.org/grandparents
 grandparent studies: http://blog.aarp.org/2012/03/28/grandparent-roles-survey-amy-goyer/
 communicate with grandchildren: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/family/info-12-2009/goyer-creating-family-website.html
 2011 AARP grandparenting study: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/info-03-2012/grandparenting-survey.html
 MetLife and Generations United Grandparenting study: https://www.metlife.com/assets/cao/mmi/publications/studies/2012/studies/MMIGrandparentsStudy_WEB.pdf
 video chatting: http://www.aarp.org/technology/innovations/info-12-2010/video_calls_from_the_couch.html
 technology: http://www.aarp.org/technology/
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