The start of the school year is upon us! Aside from organizing yourself, one big part of self advocacy for a long distance parent is to write the yearly letter…
The how-tos weren’t included in the parenting manual that came with your kids. Here is that missing part of your parenting manual. The posts in this archive contain tips and how-tos on everything involved in long distance parenting from the practical to the emotional.
When my son and I parted for the first time, I had fully intended that he would be going with me.. so in that interest, I created a photo box for him.
My cell phone has been an indispensable part of staying in touch with my son - or allowing him to stay in touch with his dad while he's with me. With a two hour time zone difference between parents, being able to reach the other party at the right time is important. Sometimes that means while you are on the road or in a place where you otherwise wouldn't have a phone. Being able to be reached any time by your child who is two hours ahead is priceless.
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,…
Make a list of 5 constructive things to say to your child's other parent about their parenting.
At least once a month, arrange a time to talk to your child's other parent about how your child is doing at home and school. For young children, make sure to ask about milestones, development and behavior.