Summer is well under way and lots of kids are now traveling back and forth to spend time with their other parent. It's not easy managing all the travel schedules, especially if you happen to have more than one stepchild and more than one biological parent to deal with. Also, siblings that don't have the same parents find it difficult to stay in contact with each other over the summer months and may even be home sick for each other.
How do you console the children who have to say goodbye to each other during the summer or at other times of the year? How do you keep the long distance relationships alive?
Here are a few suggestions to help you and the children keep that connection going and to create memories along the way:
- First, discuss scheduling with the other parent. Find a time that works for everyone to either do video Skype or Facebook chat. These are free services you can use to keep the kids in touch with one another. The purpose of this is so the kids get to "see" each other