According to an AARP survey, 45 percent of grandparents report that the primary barrier to seeing their grandchildren is the physical distance that separates them. Yet, the desire to communicate is strong. Janet Teitsort, a long-distance grandma herself, comes to the rescue with a year's worth of ideas to remain close even when the miles divide. Among her numerous ideas are art projects, recipes, and simple gifts that keep hearts knitted together. Whether children are toddlers or collegiates, Teitsort offers a cornucopia of connection possibilities including a strong recommendation for grandparents to embrace technology with ideas involving audiotape, videotape, email, and the internet. As the grandparent population swells with Baby Boomers, this book is truly timely.
Janet Teitsort is the author of Rainbows for Teachers, Treasures for Teachers, and Quiet Times: Meditations for a Busy Woman. She has been published in numerous periodicals and books. She enjoys public speaking and is a graduate of CLASS. Janet and her husband, John, have two children and nine grandchildren.