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.

Use Photos

Photos can be great way to keep up with each other if you know how to use them. Here are some ways I use photos : Every Now and then,…

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Being Sensitive to Change

Any change in family situation is an adjustment to a child. A divorce, while unavoidable most of the time can be a huge change for a child. When one of the parents suddenly isn't there, it take a lot of sensitivity to help the child understand and learn how to reason thru what's going on around them.

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Remembering

I have a horrible memory. When it isnt something that I do on a daily basis, I forget about it. And between two jobs and every day stuff that has to be done, sometimes it's hard to remember when to call - or not to lose track of time. Here are some tips that help me remember.

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Virtual Visitation FAQ and How-To

Internet or virtual visitation is when a parent and child are able to see each other via webcams over the internet. This gives them the opportunity to see each other face to face in addition to talking on the phone and in-person visitation.

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