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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 […]

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How-Tos

3 Person Expense Tracking Spreadsheet

Tracking expenses and money exchanges in a way that both co-parents can see is a challenge in any long distance co-parenting relationship. In an earlier post about using free online tools to manage long distance parenting, I linked to my easy to use expense tracking spreadsheet. That expense spreadsheet got me and my co-parent through […]

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Legalities

Visitation for Long Distance Parents

One of the most common questions long distance parents ask is what visitation for long distance parents is ‘normal’. How much visitation a long distance parent gets, when it happens and how it happens. Long distance visitation is more intricate than standard visitation. In person visitation is typically longer, with more space in between. video […]

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How-Tos

Co-Parent Communication

Communicating with a co-parent can be challenging in even the best of circumstances. Further complicating this are circumstances such as co-parents who dislike one another, communication style differences, or co-parents who are differently abled. Aside from the foundational communication components, these co-parent communication tactics can be used to alleviate co-parent communication pain points. Get Some […]

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Long Distance Parenting

Coronavirus, Travel, and Long Distance Parents

So, COVID-19 is now a pandemic. That means discouraging travel and travel restrictions, among other things. This has long distance parents asking “what about my visitation?”. Coronavirus and travel has specific implications to long distance parents and their kids. Although I can’t tell you what to do in your particular situation, here are some things […]

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How-Tos

How to Make the Decision to be Away from Your Child

The most common question I see long distance parents ask is ‘How do I make the decision?’. That question is usually actually two questions : The more emotional question of ‘if I make this decision to move away from my child, what does that mean about me as a parent’. The practical question of ‘how […]