- Talk to the children around you about what your life was like when you were their age, find the similarities and the differences.
- Volunteer at your local school and help children to learn how to read.
- Tell stories to your teenage grandchild about the first times that you met them.
- Get to know your grandchildren's friends, and find ways to be with all of them.
- Tell your children what great parents they are, and share stories about what they were like when they were young.
- Take the time-even if your grandchildren live far away! Call them frequently-even when they don't use words yet.
- Send your grandchildren care packages with notes attached to each item. For example: brownies with a note attached that says "sweets for my sweetie" or a model car with a note that says, "I love you."
- Teach a young person how to play an instrument or teach them some of your favorite songs.
- Ask young people to share with you some of their favorite art or music.
- Ask young people what school is like "these days."
- Encourage your congregation to involve young people in decision making.
- Organize a grandparents' club in your neighborhood, and invite your grandchildren on an outing with the whole group.
What Adults Can Do
What Young People Can Do
What Parents and Families Can Do
What Seniors Can Do