Grandparents are proud of their grandchildren. I encourage them to talk about them and ask for updates. To strengthen their special bonds, I help them keep in touch in a variety of ways. We write and mail greeting cards for holidays and occasions. I might set up and dial phone calls, or send/receive e-mails or texts (preferably with images). Even better, video calls, such as Skype or FaceTime. (I recommend using a bigger screen than a smartphone.) And I might even share with them social media posts of their grandchildren. The use of technology may not be in their comfort zone, but as soon as they see/hear a grandchild, all their attention is focused on them.