There's no better way to connect with long-distance family than a video chat. It's especially great for young kids who can't talk yet or are just starting to talk, so they can see Grandma or Aunt Jen, says family relationships expert Meredith Haberfeld
. Use a smartphone with video chat, like the fab new myTouch 4G from T-Mobile
. Or sign up for a Skype account and schedule a video call. It's the next best thing to actually being there!