Books and Products for Long Distance Parenting

Aside from the content on this site, there are many books and products available to help long distance parents. Some are more obvious like webcams and books on long distance parenting. Some are less obvious, like a great book on communicating with your co-parent. You’ll find links, suggestions and recommendations throughout the site but this archive is a collection of discussions about some of those books and products.

distance parent bible by ted rose

The Power of Positivity, and Forgiveness

About 6 months ago, I said to a friend that I could never forgive my ex for what she’d done. “I’m not Ghandi” I said, “…and I never will be”. And I honestly thought that would never change… Especially so soon after I’d said it. Maybe I needed to hear myself say those words in order to fully understand what they meant? I’m not sure… But whatever the reason, I am thankful that I do now understand the relief that comes from letting go of old grudges. ‘To improve is to change”, as a wise old soul once said, so …

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Some Recommended Books from Other Long Distance Parents

Every now and then, someone in the Long Distance Parent group on Facebook recommends a book that helped them with a particular situation. I try to keep track of them so that I can share them more widely. These are books that another long distance parent read and found helpful in their tough situations : Divorce Poison New and Updated Edition: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing by Dr. Richard A Warshak It’s rated 5 stars with 164 reviews and the book description on amazon says: “Your ex-spouse is bad mouthing you to your children, constantly portraying …

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Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control by Heather T Forbes

Survival Mode and the Relentless Drive for a Better Life

I recently had the life-altering experience of reading Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children With Severe Behaviors. My son, who has a long distance dad, and to whom I have, at one time, been a long distance mom to, has some challenging behavior that this book addresses. I read it because I needed something, anything that would help me connect with him in a different way. I was struggling against pre-adolescent angst mixed with valid fear and anger from him that seemed so compounded that I had no idea how to tackle it. After …

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Staying Updated on Your Child’s Life with Skype

Digital natives are the children born today called. I, myself, am merely an immigrant into the world of technology. But what a fantastic world it is. Especially for the ones who cannot be with their families every day, like long distance parents. Whether it is because of work, divorce, school or any other reason; it is tough not to see your children every day. It is hard to have to wait days, weeks and even months to see them. With smaller children the fear that they may not recognize you is always there. Now, however, in this wonderful wireless world, …

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