Create and Nurture Strong and Meaningful Relationships with your Grandchildren
Create and Nurture Strong and Meaningful Relationships with your Grandchildren
Build strong bonds - no matter the distance.
Make sure you always have something to send, to say and to play.
You are worried your grandchild won't know you or you won't know them.
You are determined to build strong bonds but the distance is getting in the way.
You might have this lingering feeling that you should do a little more.
You could use some inspiration and unique ideas - but all in one place.
You are in the right place.
is the only membership in the world designed with and for grandparents to help you create meaningful connections and memorable moments with your grandchildren so you can nurture strong bonds that will last a lifetime.
It’s for grandchildren aged 2 to 10.
"I entered The LDG Society as if I was standing at the back of the room just watching! I wasn't sure what this group of grandparents was all about. I was there just to observe. But as I watched and listened I found myself drawn in to the core idea of connecting more deliberately with my grandkids.
I began to think more creatively, intentionally and discovering The LDG Society could help me engage with these kids with more meaning.
Kerry has been a gift to me during the pandemic and equipped me to connect in a more meaningful way when I can actually be with my grandkids in person. Thanks LDG."
Papa to 4 (ages 5 to 10)
Because grandparenting from a distance IS different.
It's heartbreaking for many and not the way you envisioned being a grandparent.
You are proud of your own children for following their dreams but the distance is hard. Especially now! But here is what I know...
Many of you have already rolled up your grandparenting sleeves.
You know that like any relationship you’ve nurtured in your life, it takes time and commitment.
Imagine fighting the distance with love, creativity and a plan for connection.
A place to be inspired and intentional – to be curious about what more you can do to stay connected.
And you are committed to creating moments and memories.
Of course, this takes consistency, inspiration and being intentional.
A place that will save you time so you can have deeper and more engaging moments with your grandchildren.
A place filled with new, fresh and imaginative ideas to stay connected - so you can spend your time actually focused on being in the moment - and having fun.
This is exactly what is happening inside The Long Distance Grandparent Society right now!
Here is what members are saying....
The Long-Distance Grandparent Society gives me wonderful ideas and fellowship from other grandparents like me. The Connection Packs are full of conversation starters, memory makers and ways to keep in touch with your grandchildren, even if they are very young. I also love the monthly expert chats and the video conversations with other grandparents!
Grandma to 3 (under 5!)
As a grandparent of grandchildren all living out of state, I felt stuck in a sense of sadness and uncertainty in how to grandparent across the miles. The LDG Society offers practical tools for connecting with my grandchildren, a supportive community offering understanding and experience that spoke to our unique challenges. And stimulating, expert speakers to enhance the experience. The LDG Society was the primary catalyst in getting me unstuck and moving forward in effective grandparenting, even when I lived far away.
Nana to 4
While Kerry's free weekly newsletter provides great tips, her monthly Connection Pack, follow-up emails, and video meetings include resources and motivation for putting these ideas into practice. Plus, she provides a ton more of great ideas and the opportunity to share personal stories with other grandparents during our monthly group chat on Zoom. We are certainly happy camper members of the Long Distance Grandparent Society.
Grandpa and Grandma
to a 7-year old
I’m Kerry, Founder of The Long Distance Grandparent.
I love working with grandparents, helping you nurture strong bonds with your grandchildren. After a 25-year career as a research scientist, I switched gears when I saw the need for practical, fun and meaningful ideas to stay connected to grandchildren from a distance.
Our family knows what you are experiencing. My children’s grandparents live at a distance and it can be really tough. It takes time and effort to nurture the relationship.
Because I’m the parent, I see what works with my children. And because I’m a researcher, I’ve engaged with hundreds of long distance grandparents and research evidence – to find out what works (and what doesn’t).
I created The LDG Society to help grandparents so you
Always have something to send, to say and to play.
Never feel alone in this journey.
Spend time in the moment instead of searching for ideas.
Feel inspired to stay connected (even when you don't get much back).
When you become a member, you gain immediate access to:
The LDG Society Members Only Portal
All of the Connection Packs and Guest Expert Chats are loaded into the portal as they're released each month - and you'll be able to access everything from the previous months (25 packs filled with hundreds of ideas you can access right away)!
A community of long distance grandparents
We meet monthly to share wins and challenges. You never have to feel alone in your grandparenting again.
There is also a private members-only Facebook group for The LDG Society. We share and celebrate the successes - and support each other through hard times.
Your pricing will stay the same for as long as you are a current member. So when the price goes up, we honor your original price for life.
What is in the Connection Packs?
Connection Packs are like a digital subscription box and include done-for-you snail mail to send, tons of things to talk about and easy games and activities to play on video chats.
You receive a new Connection Pack each month.
These aren’t your average printables. Based on my tried and tested Connection Loop™, they are designed specifically to PROMPT connection. They make perfect snail mail, with lots of options to choose from each month. If you have multiple grandchildren, no problem – print out multiple copies!
Virtual Grand Dates
A series of activities and quick start games specifically for video chatting. Grandparents love these because they are step-by-step and imaginative but don't require 3-ring circus performance abilities!
Moments that Matter Sheets
This isn't about recording your life story for them. It's about recording your life's relationship with them. Each month, you take 10 minutes to fill these out, and you save them for your grandchild. They will be able to look back on these and see how much they meant to you.
I have been a member of the LDG group for about a year, and it has changed the way that I interact with my grandchildren who live across the other side of the world from me. I have found some great ways of engaging with them when we video chat, and I feel like my relationship with them as a grandma is getting much more enjoyable and meaningful than it used to be. I love the ideas that Kerry provides, and the guest speakers are really interesting. And being part of a group of grandparents who all share similar difficulties in “being with” our grandchildren who are not physically present, wherever we are in the world, is so supportive.
Grandma to 2
You are helping me become a proud grandparent so I am a little more intentional. I’ve looked at a couple of other grandparent things and quite honestly since I’ve become connected to you, I’ve taken myself out of most of those. Just cause I find this has enough information and high quality information that is not scattered.
- Nana to 2 -
I love the LDGDs connection pack ideas and tips for video chats with my grandson. Before joining and having these resources at my finger tips I wasn't always sure how to hold the attention of a toddler over the phone! The LDGS has given me a whole new way to think about being a grandparent as well as a community of other long distant grandparents to share experiences with. On top of that, the guest expert talks have enriched my understanding of the dynamics of this special relationship. I feel so fortunate to have found this group.
Nana to 2
I don't think we were meant to grandparent alone.
Our community provides ideas and inspirations and we celebrate the successes.
But we also support one another through the emotionally tough times.
The days when it can feel like no one else truly gets it.
We get it.
That’s why, as a member you have access to:
Monthly Grand Mingle & Group Chat
Each month we get together on Zoom and talk about our wins and the challenges too. Our calls will give you motivation and inspiration when you need it - and also help you to feel less alone as a long distance grandparent.
These calls are not recorded so you can share freely.
Monthly guest expert interviews and workshops on topics grandparents care most about. For instance, how to partner with parents, share your values and be a part of building self-esteem, resilience and empathy in your grandchildren . These are recorded and available in the portal so you can watch at your convenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few answers to our most common questions
There are no lock-in contracts so you are free to cancel your membership whenever you like! Come and try it out for a month and if it's not for you, just email me and I will cancel the following month.
YES! About half of our members are not on FaceBook but with the monthly Zoom chats and Connection Pack, they are more than happy with the membership and seeing great progress.
I know so many grandparents are already benefiting from the ideas I share in my emails and on social media. But The Long Distance Grandparent Society is different.
I use a step-by-step process to move you towards more intentional, consistent and meaningful interactions with your grandchildren. The Monthly Connection Pack is filled with printables designed to prompt connection and imaginative ideas you need to keep nurturing the bonds from a distance. I lay out a plan for you each month by making it easier to do the things you want to do.
And it’s not only me, because when you join The LDG Society you become part of an amazing community of grandparents who get what it’s like to be at a distance. Everyone is focused on encouraging each other and sharing ideas.
I can talk you through setting up Zoom OR there is a wonderful company called GetSetup.io. They provide FREE classes about all kinds of tech, including Zoom. I've taken the Zoom class and other members of The LDG Society have taken their classes. They are really user-friendly.
Yes! All Grandmas and Grandpas most welcome. We have members who participate together right now!
Of course! Just choose the 1 month option. All you have to do is email me at least 48 hours before your monthly subscription is set to renew. I would never want someone to stay in it, if they didn't find it 100% valuable.
This is for you if you have grandchildren aged 2-10. I hope to be able to expand it but for now, if your grandchildren are in this age range, you will benefit the most.
There are members who only use the Connection Pack and at $20/month, it's well worth the price of the membership alone. You can use whatever part of the membership that works best for you! I call this a Take What you Need Style Membership.
If you want to cancel, just email me 48 hours before your monthly/quarterly/annual payment is due and I will remove you from the membership. You can leave anytime with absolutely no hard feelings! I want members to be happy - and I work hard to make sure you have everything you need to stay connected to your grandchild. But if it's not for you, you can cancel.
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