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Two simple tips to improve your long-distance co-parenting

On Behalf of | May 22, 2023 | Custody |

Do you live several states away from your kids? If so, it probably causes you some heartache. For example, you miss hanging out with your kids, but even worse, you worry about how your absence may affect them.

Long-distance parenting after divorce is a fact of life in the 21st century. Whether you must move away to increase your income or to help a sick relative, the following tips can help you all feel more connected.

Stick to a schedule

You want to speak with your kids on a regular basis when you live apart. Routine conversations provide everyone with relationship security and allow you to keep up with what’s happening in each other’s lives.

Establish a schedule for regular phone calls and video chats. Knowing what to expect (and when to expect it) helps everyone cope better with an unavoidable separation.

Add a few special touches

If you want your children to know you pay attention to their lives, consider sending a special note or card occasionally. For example, if your child is performing in a school play, send them a good luck card or text in advance to show them you remember.

Sharing a picture or video that gave you a smile with your kids can also be a small but meaningful way to participate in their lives. It may even become a cherished tradition.

Every moment spent with your kids is a treasure when you live far apart. Having sound legal guidance can help you preserve your child custody rights after a South Carolina divorce, regardless of your current living arrangements.