1. Pray consistently for your family...don't pray only in general terms...Make your prayers specific, and make them daily.
2. Keep in touch - take advantage of whatever opportunities you do have..an occasional phone call or birthday greeting. Let them know you love them and care deeply about what happens to them.
3. Encourage them - encourage them when they deserve it, and when they don't, encourage them to think about taking a different path.
4. Remember your place - we are not our grandchildren's parents.
5. Be an example - your children and grandchildren learn more about you through observing your actions and attitudes.
Of course he elaborates under each point but I just wanted to whet your appetite, especially if you are like we are and grandparent from afar for some of our families. What great points to try to apply in 2012! The book is an excellent read and if you haven't read it yet, it is definitely worth picking up!