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How to Create a Legally Binding Long Distance Parenting Plan

A long distance parenting plan is an arrangement for how you will co-parent a child when one parent is not within close physical proximity. It is one part of a court order.

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Collaborating With Teenagers Long Distance

Maybe this is the hot ticket with older kids. The way to show support from a distance. To pitch in and help them with stuff that they want or need to do but could use some help doing it better or bigger or cooler. There are tons of those opportunities in upper middle school projects and definitely in high school and technology gives us a way to collaborate in a way we’ve never had before. Or maybe it’s just one more tool to add to the toolkit of a long distance parent.

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XBox One, Skype and Long Distance Parenting

And as much as I hate to admit that Microsoft might have goodness up it’s sleeve, it looks like Xbox One could be an ace in the hole for long distance parents. It takes all of those things that kind of work in virtual visitation – and piles them all into one gaming console.

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Using Free Online Tools to Manage Shared Custody

Co-parenting kids where custody and child support are involved can mean lots of records. Visitation schedules, court case documents, child support records and the like can quickly become unmanageable. Further, as a long distance parent who lives apart from your co-parent, exchanging checks or eyeballing the same physical document is not possible. There are paid […]

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Norton Family Parental Control Software – Review

When we talk about giving a child their own cell phone or setting them up to do virtual visitation, we also need to talk about protecting them. Not only could they encounter bad actors and adult content but kids need screen time and usage limitations. Norton Family is parental control software that allows a parent […]

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How to Reconnect With Young Child

I got this question from a long distance parent who lost contact with a young child and would like to reconnect : My son is young and I have been out of his life probably for as long as he can remember. I would like to start contact again but I don’t even know where […]