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My parents are deceased and there are 5 of us - spread out all over.  I try to use their birthdays as a reminder to call or text them once a month.  I have it programmed into my calendar.  There are times that I skip it, just because of other stuff going on, but I miss talking to them, or at least connecting with them in some form or fashion at least once a month.

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My brother lives with me in an Independent Living Community.  Twice a week we talk to his son and wife, once by phone during the week, and by skyping on Sunday.  Skyping is a great way to connect with family and friends, when they are far away.  My nephew lives in California, and while sometimes we may play phone tag, Sundays we always skype at a regular time. Twice a year they come to visit and while it may only be a couple of days, we make the most of them.

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I completely understand. My husband and I moved to another state. I rarely hear from either my son or daughter unless I contact them first especially since I have always been there for them. It is very hurtful. 

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We have 3 adult children.  Our never married daughter lives with us so we see her every day.  Oldest son lives half hour away and until 2 yrs ago our youngest son lived 2 miles away.  Since he moved 350 miles for his job we are having a harder time seeing him.  We do text and call weekly.  We were just to our oldest son's last Sunday.   In the summer I plan a family bbq with my kids and my siblings and at Christmas I have them all here also.  Since our parents are gone I think it's important for us all to see each other.  I get in touch with each of them monthly.  I dont wait for any of them to contact me.  Make the first move.

 

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My granddaughter, who is 10, reached out to me to send emails because she doesn't have a phone yet but has a notebook. So, we keep in touch about 3 days a week because she's in school now. She loves to know anything about everything.

So, I'm excited that she was willing to do this wonderful idea.

I live with my daughter and 2 sons and it's wonderful to talk with them about different ideas they have. They say I'm old school but it's always good because as my son says what you learned Ma, can help us when we get older, if we live as long as you do.

He always says to me, You raised me very well and  I want a wife like you, with your ideals, love and compassion.

Its always important to keep the channels open because we ,as parents, don't know what they r going thru.  They maybe quiet but start slow and remember to always Listen and Smile and then, they begin...

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All four of our parents passed away several years ago but we did communicate quite often given that cell phones were just coming into popularity.  On the other hand we hear from our three daughters regularly be it by cell phones, email, text or on Facebook with all of us involved. 

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I have to call my son. My daughter, hope for once a week.  It's hard when friends are talking how their kids call all the time. 

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I'm quite curious about this.  How frequently should you... or do you phone  your parents and how often do your kids call you?

One of my friend's son calls her every other day and another elderly friend is lucky if her daughter calls once a month.  

 

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