Visit with them (or call, if geographically far apart) and spend time conversating. Let them know what you have going on in your life and, if pertinent, in the lives of your kids.
Invite them to various events … birthdays, school plays, backyard picnic, graduations, etc. It helps them feel wanted and included. Send/give them pictures of you and your family. Parents love to see you and your family and may brag about you when you’re not around.
Contributor: Maggie Koosa from youralchemist.com