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Long Distance Parenting Tool Kit

Parenting is a skill-set and long distance parenting adds a layer of complexity. Long distance parenting is easier and less stressful with the right long distance parenting tools on hand. This long distance parenting tool kit will get you started with a list of things every new long distance parent should have at the ready. […]

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College as Long Distance Parenting

My son went off to college last fall.  In many  ways, it was the end of what had been a very long long distance co-parenting saga.  He would turn 18 shortly after leaving for college.  No more child support.  No more wrangling school and travel stuff with my co-parent.  We had reached the finish line. In many ways, […]

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Organizing for School as a Long Distance Parent

As a long distance parent, staying organized for school is a slightly hairier mess. You don’t have little voices around telling you to remember the bake sale. Because out of sight, out of mind, it’s easy to get out of touch with what’s happening in school. Good organization at the beginning of the school year […]

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How to Stay Involved With Your Child’s School

Remember that although in a perfect world the custodial parent would keep you on top of what’s happening in the child’s life, sometimes that doesn’t happen. Here are some ways to advocate for yourself.

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Letter to the School for Long Distance Parents

The start of the school year is upon us! Aside from organizing yourself for the school year, one big part of keeping up with your child’s schooling is to write the yearly letter to the school. This letter will reiterate your rights and formalize your requests. Did you know that it is federal law (FERPA) […]