This site grew out of a need to find long distance parenting community, and ultimately, that’s what it’s here for. One of the hardest parts of long distance parenting can be coping.
It can feel very isolated because there is such social stigma around parents who are away from their children. It can be hard to talk about to just anyone.
Although it can seem like you are alone in your endeavor, there are many other people dealing with some of the same things you are. That sense of community, and association with other long distance parents, can be the saving grace in a tough situation. Building your community support network is a key step in building a long distance parenting tool set.
Community and Support Here on the Site
Reading through some of the personal experiences that other long distance parents have shared can make you feel instantly less alone. Other than the original posts themselves, many posts have active comment threads back and forth between long distance parents. Here are the most recent comments on the site.
The Facebook Group
Long Distance Parent Facebook Group – This is a very active, positive, moderated group open to any long distance parent. Discussions range from personal stories to advice.
It’s a private group – so your Facebook friends will not see that you have joined or see what you post. New members are announced, so you will know if anyone you know joins.
The Long Distance Parent Facebook Page – This page will have reposts whenever there is new content here on the site and sometimes gets comments from other long distance parents. It’s a good start if you just want to follow along and see what’s out there.
Other Blogs and Interactive Websites
- Frequent Father Miles – the blog of a long distance dad
- The Mother Rogue podcast : quick (under a half hour) episodes chatting about things that happen as a long distance mom :
Have a great site we haven’t listed here? Comment below!