Five tips on being a good parent — to the new parents who are out-of-town.

Grandparenting starts with being a good parent to your adult child who is now “Mommy” or “Daddy” to a little one. I had to make a conscious effort to not ignore my very important role as a parent as I happily hopped into the new, … Read more

“I can do this!” The importance of resolve when you’re miles away from your grandchild.

I found that being an out-of-town grandparent who’s connected to and engaged with my grandkids started with me realizing that no one is going to plunk my grandchild on my lap every Sunday afternoon. That’s not happening. The journey to connect with an out-of-town grandchild, … Read more

Understanding who’s in control when you’re an out-of-town grandparent.

For now, two parties have control over how involved you’ll be with your grandchild: the parents and you. This applies to in-town grandparenting, of course, but when the little one is far away, understanding the power of both parties is the first step toward becoming … Read more