Long-distance parenting is sometimes possible

On Behalf of | May 2, 2024 | Child Custody |

Moving away from your children isn’t ever easy, but it’s sometimes where life takes you after a divorce. It’s possible to still remain an active parent in your child’s life even if you’re not physically in the same area. 

It’s critical for you to have a plan to parent your children even if you can’t be there in person. The improvements in technology make this a bit easier for parents now than it was in the past.

Using virtual visits to benefit your relationship with your children

Virtual visits are ones that use video chats, phone calls and other similar methods to stay in contact with your children. There are many possibilities for this time. You can use that time to read a book together, watch movies, or play a board game. The key is to find things that you and your child can enjoy together.  

Finding ways to make in-person visits happen

As important as the virtual visits are, they just bridge the gap between in-person visits. Depending on the distance, it might not always be possible for the children to come to you for a quick visit. Instead, you may have to go to them. Ensure these visits comply with your parenting time schedule and that you work with your ex to make the visit possible.

Your parenting plan should include terms that make it possible for you to remain in contact with your children. For example, virtual visits should provide you with the same open and private conversation as you would if the visit was in person. Working with someone who’s familiar with these situations can help you to get the terms set up for the best interests of your children.