Long distance co-parenting

Alan Yellin, PhD Psychologist and Family Therapist, shares advice for divorced parents on how best stay in contact with your children when co-parenting in different cities or states
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Long distance co-parenting

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Co-parenting in different cities can be a real challenge. However in today's world it is probably a little bit less of a challenge than years ago. I know parents that Skype the children on a regular basis. It is important to stay in contact via email. It is important to have phone calls so that the child knows that you are involved and you stay in the child's life.If the child has a soccer game it would be nice if the other parent takes a video of that soccer game then transmits it to the parent that is out of state. It is important and it should be a burden on the parent that is living with the child to include that is not living here. So sending report cards, counseling the child about what to tell the other parent about how the soccer game went that day. Keeping that other parent involved is very, very important so that the child feels love and connected with both parents.
ALL PARENTS, Divorce, Co-Parenting

Alan Yellin, PhD Psychologist and Family Therapist, shares advice for divorced parents on how best stay in contact with your children when co-parenting in different cities or states

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Alan Yellin, PhD

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Dr. Alan Yellin is a licensed psychologist as well as licensed marriage and family therapist.  He has been in practice for over 30 years working with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Yellin did his post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. In his practice, he sees children with learning problems, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, fears and social skills issues. Additionally, he has a sub-specialty in working with children from divorced families as well as helping parents deal more effectively with their divorce. Dr. Yellin’s practice also includes working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive issues as well as issues around life passages. Dr. Yellin believes that therapy works best when the client and therapist have a collaborative relationship as they explore thoughts and feelings and work towards solutions, and uses a combination of scientific data along with humor to help people achieve change. He is in a long-term happy marriage and has two grown children.

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