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Collaborating With Older Kids Long Distance

Maybe this is the hot ticket with older kids. The way to show support from a distance. To pitch in and help them with stuff that they want or need to do but could use some help doing it better or bigger or cooler. There are tons of those opportunities in upper middle school projects and definitely in high school and technology gives us a way to collaborate in a way we’ve never had before. Or maybe it’s just one more tool to add to the toolkit of a long distance parent.

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What Long Distance Parenting Is and Is Not

Parenting is hard and it’s full of tough decisions from birth and even past the time that the kid(s) are adults. The decision to be at a distance from a child is a valid or even necessary option sometimes and is one of the single toughest decisions to make. Long distance parents are not deadbeats or abandoning their kids. In fact, the decision to be apart from a child is just the first step of the tough road that they navigate to maintain a loving relationship with the child.

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Using Travel Sites in Long Distance Parenting

Long distance parents travel. A lot. Sometimes that also means companion tickets for the little ones. When my son was too small to fly unaccompanied, I would get up early in the morning, fly to Tennessee, pick him up, fly with him back to California in the same day. Then at the end of his visit, I’d turn around and do it again. Sometimes, I’d go to visit him, which meant wrangling a rental car and a hotel too. That’s when travel sites made an entrance into my life. Travel sites like Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz make travel reservations so …

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