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Long Distance Parenting

Covid-19 and Long Distance Parenting Visitation

Remember the good ole days of eating at restaurants, indoors? Of leisurely walking the isles of a grocery store to browse, accidentally bumping into someone, smiling and saying hello? Yeah, that was fun. A year ago Covid-19 was but a glimmer in our eye. Another gift of 2020. Now we are a year in, and […]

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How-Tos

The Complete Guide to Planning for Long Distance Parents

With a new year often comes new years resolutions that will be history in a few months. What won’t be history in a few months is the grind of real life and the need to juggle long distance parenting concerns as well. The new year is an opportune time for planning for long distance parents. […]

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Books and Products

The Book of Ideas for Long Distance Visitation

One of the things long distance parents often struggle with is how to make long distance visitation fun.  When the camera is on and you have your child’s attention for a half hour or an hour, what do you do other than talk? We come up with a great idea for virtual visitation! And then […]

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Books and Products

How to Buy a Cell Phone for a Kid

The cell phone has become a staple in long distance parenting. When a child is very young, cell phone conversations happen on their parent’s phone. But there comes a time in every kid’s (and exasperated parent’s) life when it’s time to buy a cell phone for them, of their very own. How do you know […]

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Books and Products

Holiday gifts for your kids that build togetherness

The holidays are the season for buying all the stuff, right? This is when we ply our kids with piles of gifts! But does it have to be? A few years ago, I started asking for experiences instead of things as gifts. First of all, I noticed the piles of things were adding up. Who […]

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Long Distance Parenting

How Having a Distance Parent Affects a Child

I stopped doing my happy dance just to write this post. Finally, at long last, I found it! There is some real scientific evidence on how having a long distance parent affects a child. And it’s good news! In 2011, I posted about the effects of long distance parenting on children. I offered anecdotal evidence […]