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Make a time capsule together to be opened in the future.
Spend time outside together. Take nature walks or trips to the beach or park.
Listen.Try not to monopolize the conversation. Instead, let your grandchildren talk about what they’re thinking and feeling. Accept what they say without making any judgments or offering any unsolicited advice.
Take it easy together. Hang out, relax, and just plain enjoy each other's company — without schedules or agendas.
Introduce your grandchildren to a pastime or hobby you enjoy — like gardening, golfing, knitting, or fishing. And take an interest in something they enjoy — like trading cards, video games or a favorite sport.
Grandparenting is about loving, nurturing and creating a unique relationship that’s different than that of parent and child. It’s a bond like no other. You can create a deep, special bond with your grandchildren by sharing in their lives and the things that excite them, as well as by sharing your life and interests with them. As a grandparent, your mission is to love and enjoy your grandchildren.
Here are some tips that can help you make the most of the time you spend together: