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Triage for the New Long Distance Parent

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 a city, a state or a country away. Adjusting to being a new long distance parent is tough! Best case, you have a great relationship […]

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How to Create a Legally Binding Long Distance Parenting Plan

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.

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Collaborating With Teenagers 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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4 Ways to Stay Connected Long Distance

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 child even if you must be far away. These 4 ways to stay connected long distance focus on maximizing your time together, even while apart. […]

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5 Ways to Smooth out your Co-Parent Relationship

How to smooth out a co-parenting relationship with boundaries, empathy, compassion, nonviolent communication and leading by example.

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10 Ways to Keep the Cost of Travel for Long Distance Visitation Under Control

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.