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My Two Beautiful Daughters Are In Another Country

Hi All, I stumbled on this site yesterday whilst at work and was happy to find it, but at the same time was emotional to read people’s posts and I felt such empathy with all the experiences – albeit you guys (and girls) are all in the US it see...

How To Stay Connected When Your Child Lives Far Away

Let’s face it; it’s never easy being a parent. We constantly struggle, wondering if we’re doing the best we can for our kids. It’s so much pressure knowing that you only get a short window of time to prepare them to become responsible, healthy, an...

Collaborating With Older Kids 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 opport...

Long Distance Parenting

Whatever the reason you have to be away from your child -- a job change, a temporary relocation, a change in your family -- there are ways you can stay in touch with your child and maintain close ties. Being a long-distance parent requires hard wo...

Tips For Long Distance Parenting

It's never easy to be away from your kids, whether it's a short business trip or a move across the country. Here are a few tips to help you keep the connections strong. 1) Every few days plan to read or tell your child a favorite or familiar st...

The Long Distance Parent

I recently had the life-altering experience of reading Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children With Severe Behaviors. My son, who has a long distance dad, and to whom I have, at one ...

Stranger/Father: Step Up Parenting Plan For Toddler W/Long Distance

Hello ladies (I guess I am being presumptuous, but I don't imagine many men are here at a place called babycenter. Grin I'll try to keep this condensed. My son turns 2 in December. His father has never seen him though I've encouraged and kept...

What Long Distance Parenting Is And Is Not

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 decision...

Tips For Long Distance/Virtual Parenting

Although there is a ton of information on the site about long distance parenting, I realized that I never really explored what a long distance parent is (or is not). When we talk about long distance parenting, we are talking about not just a sing...

Long Distance Parenting Tips

Long distance parenting can be a challenging situation which will require patience and understanding. This type of parenting may come about because of various circumstances which sometimes is beyond our control. Whatever reason you have to be a...

A Parent Over The Miles That Separate

Since “Half the truth is often a great lie”, as per our quote at the top of this page, Long Distance Parenting is not going to ‘sugar coat’ the truth for you about this parenting subject (That is what well-meaning but not-so-helpful friend...

Technology Can Help

We talk a lot about how technology has made parenting trickier in a lot of ways. Little kids who want cell phones. Teens and huge text-messaging charges. Sexting. Facebook and online privacy issues. Cyberbullying. What you don't hear or read as mu...

12 Apps To Connect Long-Distance Family Members

Long-distance grandparenting has come a long way. In this age of globalization, it’s common for families to be scattered across the globe. The U.S. Department of State estimates 6.3 million Americans live abroad and more than 65 million travel ove...

Parenting At A Distance: There’S An App For That!

Parenting at a Distance: There’s an App for That! The role of parenting during deployments can be difficult to maintain across time and space but in the world we live in today, there’s an app for that! There’s an old saying, “Once a parent, ...

Skype – Keeping You Updated On Your Child’S Life

Digital natives, are the children born today called. I, myself, am merely an immigrant into the world of technology. But what a fantastic world it is. Especially for the ones who cannot be with their families every day. Whether it is because of wo...

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Bhavana BalakrishnanBhavana Balakrishnan
LONG DISTANCE PARENTING. Stranger/Father, how to deal with long distance parenting. Living far away from you home.