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My Two Beautiful Daughters are in Another Country

I am in Australia and my wife (soon to be ex) and 2 beautiful daughters are in Jakarta, Indonesia. My girls are only 2.5 years and 3 months old. I barely know the littlest one; I was there for her birth. But the 2.5 yr old lived with me and my wife in Australia for […]

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4 Ways to Stay Connected Long Distance

Parenting is challenging for anyone and that challenge is compounded when long distance parenting is part of the family dynamic. It is possible to have a healthy relationship with a child even if you must be far away. These 4 ways to stay connected long distance focus on maximizing your time together, even while apart. […]

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5 Ways to Smooth out your Co-Parent Relationship

How to smooth out a co-parenting relationship with boundaries, empathy, compassion, nonviolent communication and leading by example.

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Personal Experience

Adjustment Period

I haven’t posted here in awhile. Truth be told, I view this site (and accompanying Facebook page) as an uplifting support system, ripe with extremely valuable insight and optimistic outlooks and advice on how best to make the most of a very trying situation. I love how all involved help to lift each other up, […]

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Long Distance Parenting Personal Experience

The Effects of Long Distance Parenting on Children

What the effects of long distance parenting on a child might be. Links to scientific evidence, and anecdotal evidence from long distance parents.

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Personal Experience

Tech for Tots

Allie: O;)??i?$73 Me: Hi sweetheart, how is your day? Allie: Gsksjsofjfjserr Me: Are you ready for your birthday? I can’t believe you’re going to be 5!!! Allie: Gwygegeyeu Bhhdydhsydhdydh Me: I love you, Princess. XOXO Allie: I. Love. You. Daddy And that is roughly what 99% of my text message communications with my daughter look like.Typically just a string of nonsensical characters, only rarely forming any word […]