I hope you’re very involved in your grandchildren’s lives.

One of the great things about involved grandparenting is that it can look different in each situation, and even for each grandchild. It all depends on your interests, and your grandkids’.

Here are some basic ideas.

Invest time listening to them, getting involved in their pursuits, teaching them skills, and just hanging out together. Show them your workshop, your collections, your hobbies, and other things you’re interested in. Ask their opinions on something you’re doing.

Go on walks or run errands together. Take interest in the little things they enjoy. Your involvement builds a strong relationship, and that will be a great source of joy through the years, as well as extra strength and stability for your grandchildren.