Parenting is hard and it's full of tough decisions from birth and even past the time that the kid(s) are adults. The decision to be at a distance from a child is a valid or even necessary option sometimes and is one of the single toughest decisions to make. Long distance parents are not deadbeats or abandoning their kids. In fact, the decision to be apart from a child is just the first step of the tough road that they navigate to maintain a loving relationship with the child.
Long distance parents travel. A lot. Sometimes that also means companion tickets for the little ones. When my son was too small to fly unaccompanied, I would get up early…
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.
As a long distance parent, you live in one place and your child lives in another. It's possible that there is even a third location involved if your child has relocated since the custody case was decided. Here are some details on the intricacies related to location involved in a long distance custody court case.
4 books recommended by other long distance parents.
What case law is and why it matters to a long distance parenting case.