For the first time ever, you are a parent without your child. For the first time, you feel a million miles way from them, even if you are really only…
When your kids were born, you didn’t get a list of how-tos in your parenting manual. Then you became a long distance parent and had to figure it all out again. How do you stay in touch with your co-parent? How do you stay connected with your child from a distance? What about staying involved in their schooling? How do you handle being apart from your kids emotionally?
Becoming a long distance parent means learning a new skill set that isn’t covered in typical parenting websites.
These posts are some of the sections that are missing from your parenting manual. The posts in this section contain advice and how-tos for long distance parents on everything both practical and emotional.
A long distance parenting plan is an arrangement for how you will co-parent a child when one parent is not within close physical proximity. It is one part of a court order.
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.
Parenting is challenging for anyone and that challenge is compounded when long distance parenting is part of the family dynamic. It is possible to have a healthy relationship with a…
How to smooth out a co-parenting relationship with boundaries, empathy, compassion, nonviolent communication and leading by example.
Travel is expensive and every dollar counts when you could be spending thousands a year on travel. Here is a list of ways to help keep the costs of travel down.