I am hearing the term ‘diversify’ a lot at the moment. People mainly referring to businesses at the time of crisis. But one way in which I have seen this term most amazingly used during this pandemic is that of grandparenting! What is Grandparenting during lockdown??

Just this morning I received a message from a friend of mine. With two children at home to entertain 24/7, times are challenging. However her parents who live in Ross on Wye sent her a 7 minute puppet show through this morning especially made for the gradchildren. How AMAZING! Check out this short clip which I posted on my Facebook Page.

Chris’ parents have called the kids a few times for story-time. This has worked really well and given the kids a focus for 10 minutes or so. My eldest has even then read them a few chapters from his David Walliams book. It’s not the same as real-life contact, but it’s the next best thing!

Grandparenting during lockdown

I think it’s lovely and seriously heartwarming to see the ways in which families are communicating at the moment. Whether it be a wave and a chat from the bottom of the driveway during your daily exercise, or a Facetime call. This contact is what is keeping many people going.

I am going to run a competition to honour these wonderful people in our lives. If you would like to nominate your grandparents/parents/parents-in-law or close family friends for a FREE mini-photoshoot to let them know how much you love them then please comment below.

All you have to do is write your name and email address and who you are nominating and why. If you would prefer to send your email address privately then please do via Facebook or Instagram. I will announce the winner at the end of this week and be in touch to arrange.