How Grandparents and Grandchildren Stay in Touch

Young girl talks about what she loves about her grandparent.

Grandparents Day Should Be Every Day

Although National Grandparents Day is officially the first Sunday after Labor Day, we at GreatCall hope that grandparents and grandchildren can get in touch every day! We understand the importance of children connecting with their grandparents and making the most of the wealth of advice and knowledge that older generations offer. Today, the 7,000,000 grandparents in the U.S., who are an average age of 48 years old, enjoy several activities including: exercising, using social networking sites, and talking to their grandchildren on a cell phone.

What Grandkids Love About Their Grandparents

We recently asked a group of amazing grandkids to tell us what they love about their grandparents, how they spend their time together, and most importantly, how they stay in touch. It’s no surprise that for the younger generations, texting and video chatting is the preferred method to reach out. Luckily, our easy-to-use Jitterbug cell phones have the right features to help grandparents and grandchildren stay connected with the younger generation. Take a moment to watch our interviewed grandkids share their favorite things about their beloved grandparents, whether they are called “Grammy,” “Nana,” or “G-Daddy!”
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35 thoughts on “How Grandparents and Grandchildren Stay in Touch

  1. Anonymous
    November 15, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Sooo! Cute!!

  2. Anonymous
    November 30, 2018 at 2:52 am

    I think the word grandma should be changed for the same reason that this generation is younger now and the word grand ma sounds very old.

  3. Gail Guthinger
    November 30, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I have grandchildren that don’t care about me because their mother doesn’t like me. I never hear from them and it breaks my heart because I love them.Especially around the holidays.

  4. Ellen
    December 1, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    My Grandkids call me Grandma Ellen.

  5. Anonymous
    December 5, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Two of My grand children call me grama and one calls me gammy and my youngest decided he was going to call me yah yah 🙂 what ever they call me is fine as long as they call 🙂
    A grand parents love for their grand children is like no other 💖

  6. Anonymous
    December 11, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    GRANDMA is the sweetest thing I have ever been called!

  7. Anonymous
    December 11, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    My granddaughter who is an adult now calls her other gma “the card grandmother” because her only contact is a card once or twice a year. Many times during her life she really could have welcomed some help, which her mom and I have provided, but her birth father and his mother never have. He never paid a cent in spite of “child support enforcement”. Now her card grandmother has a snit fit because granddaughter has chosen not to continue contact. Ridiculous. It is supposed to be about the child, not the adult.

  8. Chris Tierney
    December 13, 2018 at 4:02 am

    My oldest grandson insisted on calling me mommy. I told him that was his mommy’s name when he was 2. He said I was his mommy too. The next day he told me he had a name for me. Drum roll please! Grammy Mommy, so that is my name.

    Funny story; even at a young age to 6 now, that grandson calls me mommy when his mom is not around, Grammy Mommy when she is and he is happy with her and Mommy when she is around and he is mad at her for something. He is one very astute little guy!

  9. Kim
    December 15, 2018 at 7:38 am

    I have a 7 yr old grandson whom I adore and am able to spend a great amount of time with each week. He calls me beautiful grandma and I call him beautiful grandson. I am able to speak into his life by teaching him scripture and praying over him. I know as an important adult in his life that we have a certain amount of time to help him grow into the man, husband and father he was created to be and am blessed to be a part of this.

  10. Carolyn stjohn
    December 17, 2018 at 10:46 am

    I have grand children ldren who love me now, but their mother is working very hard at changing that. She is jealous: of any attention they give to anyone. She is also trying very hard to alienate my son from his family. She is a Welfare Queen. 5 kids ages 15 to newborn, never mArried!

  11. Anonymous
    December 17, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    My granddaughter calls me abui, my oldest grandson calls me Manama, the youngest grandson calls me mama to me those names sound like heaven.

  12. Rose
    December 18, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    My Grandson is in second grade and the teacher asked the children what they liked regarding a Christmas tradition and he said, “I love when my grandma Rose visits as we live miles apart. I am so proud of my Grandsons goes to show material gifts are not his priority.

  13. Anonymous
    December 20, 2018 at 4:57 am

    I’m known as Gunga to my grandchildren. Blessed with four and then two more that came with their mom. The little ones keep me young and the older ones keep me loving life.

  14. Celestine McClellan
    December 22, 2018 at 12:55 am

    I love my grandkid so much. I love watching my grandson grow from a paw patrol to a warrior’s fan. My granddaughter is so adorable. I love when she ask me about her mother(my only child). She says grandma, when my mom was little…I also love when we pamper ourselve together at the nail salon. She loves it and so do I.

  15. Kgriffin
    December 23, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    I am Nana to three and Grandmom Karen to the other three. Although I prefer Nana. But that was reserved for the Boys other Grandmother.

  16. Denise
    December 24, 2018 at 2:22 am

    I work at am elementary school where my grandsons go. 1st grade 3rd grade 5th grade. They are wonderful boys and I get a hug from each one every day at work!! I am so blessed!

  17. Lindia hammock
    December 24, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I have a 6 year old grandson Ethan he calls me nana and tells me I am beautiful love him so much💕💕

  18. Anonymous
    December 26, 2018 at 6:41 am

    My grandson calls me grandma as so his half brother and sister. I love all of them. I love being a grandma.

  19. Anonymous
    December 26, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    it seems we have moved up a grade to great grands.Take what you get when you can……grand parents come first..then it’s a special occasion ……..we have let it go…cuts back on gift giving,etc. all depends on how well we know them.Not as much fun!, we expected different…but ….

  20. Nancy Legue
    December 27, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I have 3 grandchildren and 4 stepgrandchildren. My grandchildren call me Grammie. Two of my step grandsons call me Grandma Nice Lady. Of the remaining 2, one calls me Nance and the other one calls me Uncle Nance!

  21. Urs
    December 27, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    I’m Gramum☺️

  22. Marcie Luna
    December 28, 2018 at 4:50 am

    4 grandkids. 1 boy and 3 girls. Ages 7 to 2. They call me MiMi and an occasional NerNer from my grandson

  23. Anonymous
    December 28, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I’m a Great, great Grandmom. So I’m called Grandmom, Gmom and Nana Jean and I love it all.

  24. Anonymous
    December 29, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    I have 3 grands 2 girls and 1 boy the oldest is 12 then one 7 and my grandson almost 6. They call me Marmie. I spend as much time as I can with them and keep them supplied with homemade chocolate chip cookie dough to bake whenever so they can enjoy “Marmies ” cookies.

  25. Elyse
    December 29, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    My 4 grandsons call me Nannie. I chose that name when the oldest was born. It’s what I called my grandmother when she was alive. They are now 2, 3, 4 and 5. Two daughters who had kids in alternate years. I love how close in age they are and hope they’ll always be close with their cousins.
    I love spending time with them and having them spend the night.

  26. Linda Patterson
    December 29, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    My grandchildren call me Grammy!

  27. Sue Cuttriss
    December 30, 2018 at 4:46 am

    I have a friend who is called Granna. That sounds fun and modern to me.

  28. Mimi
    December 30, 2018 at 8:28 am

    I’m called Grandma Linda, Grandma, and Mimi.

    I love all of my biological grandchildren and those that have been adopted into our family.

    There is no other sound that steals my heart as a child calling to me out of love.
    They are all a Blessing from God.

    Some have grown away from me.. 😥

    Some keep in touch tho growing up so fast. I treasure time together, text and calls.

    Others are young and still close to me. Always near, wanting time… Priceless memories.

  29. Bennie
    December 30, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    I have a 7 yrs old grandson he call me Ema, 29yrs old granddaughter she call me mama. I love them so much

  30. Anonymous
    December 30, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    My grandchildren call me G.G. I also have 28 greatgrandchildren. I’m very “rich” in what counts. Love my babies.💕

  31. Maureen Stover
    December 31, 2018 at 7:16 am

    My 6 grandchildren call me Moe Moe which is short for Grandmoe!

  32. Anonymous
    December 31, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    I am joining the club. Love to hear from you all and share your thoughts, love,and sorrows.
    I am Grandmere. Long distance though. ..

  33. Shirley Tucker
    January 7, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Two of my grandchildren call me MawMawShirley, ,(an old Southern name for Grandmother); the other four call me Nonnie. (It was supposed to be Nana but evolved to Nonnie). Then we learned that Nonnie or Nonnie is actually Grandmother in several countries. Either is fine as long as they call me.

  34. Anonymous
    January 24, 2019 at 12:13 am

    My 2 great grandsons call. me GiGi which I like alot. My grandaughters & grandsons call me grandma aka GmaJo. They can call me whatever just call!

  35. Anonymous
    May 28, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Some of mine call me granny grump
    Some people think thats funny or kinda ugly. Hey they call me and thats ok.

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