This is a common question from new long distance parents. How do I talk to my child about moving away? There is no one size fits all answer or conversation…
Being away from a child is hard! Having a support system helps and this site is a great place to start.
At some point of every day I find myself standing in my daughter's room and wishing she were here.
It is darn near impossible to withstand the emotional part of long distance parenting without support of some kind. Ideally one would be surrounded by other long distance parents who understand first-hand but we seem to be few and far between.
Any change in family situation is an adjustment to a child. A divorce, while unavoidable most of the time can be a huge change for a child. When one of the parents suddenly isn't there, it take a lot of sensitivity to help the child understand and learn how to reason thru what's going on around them.
He gasped with excitement and ran to sharpen one right away, even though he needed to get in bed soon. He carried the phone with him the whole way, talking about how neat the pencil was and what he was going to write with it.