It wasn’t easy convincing my mother-in-law that Skype was for her. More than just an opportunity to occasionally check in on her, the video-conferencing software would send our boisterous voices and the laughter of my children vibrating through her home. While at first a bit resistant, suggesting that we might be wasting our time as we installed the software onto her computer, by the end of the second video-call she had fetched her sister from the first floor to share in the wonders of Skype; her eyes were glowing, her smile wide, and I knew this would be only one of many calls to her New York home.
Skype is a fantastic and fun way to stay connected with your parents, not only to make sure they’re doing okay and getting the care they need, but also a way to share your love face-to-face even when you’re miles apart. Don’t worry if they insist they don’t want it – by the third or fourth call they’ll be hooked. Download Skype here.
Do your parents use Skype?
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