Staying connected with your grandchildren who live far away from you can be challenging. Absence does not necessarily make the heart grow fonder, particularly when your grandchildren are young and you feel like an unknown visitor in their home. Closer To The Kids could provide some help. It is the first website designed to make it easier and even fun for long-distance families to to remain connected by offering weekly ideas on engaging in virtual playdates, updates on the latest technology for keeping in touch, helpful travel tricks, creative snail mail surprises, and more. The current web page offers “6 Helpful Parenting Tips When Visiting Long-Distance Grandparents.” For more information on this potentially useful intergenerational tool, check out www.closertothekids.com.