Staying in touch with a long distance co-parent

Parenting expert Aaliyah Noble shares advice on how to best go about communicating with a long distance co-parent to make things easier for you and your child
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Staying in touch with a long distance co-parent

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My tips for co-parenting with a long distance parent is establishing a really strong form of communication from the very beginning. You have to set up plans for when the child is going to travel, who is going to be there, how long are they going to be there, how much it is going to cost, and are they going to keep the child on the same sleep schedule. The next thing that is important to do to keep the lines of communication open between the child and the other parent is to make sure that you are setting up things such as, Skype. A normal, consistent Skype call, so that the child has time with the other parent to see them face to face. Another thing, especially if the child is younger, is letter writing since that is something they are already doing in school and you can never have enough practice writing. It is always good to have the child write weekly letters to their other parent and have the other parent respond. It's just a really good way to keep them close and for the child to have something tangible from the other parent.

Parenting expert Aaliyah Noble shares advice on how to best go about communicating with a long distance co-parent to make things easier for you and your child

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Aaliyah Noble is the single mother of a six year-old son. Despite having her son when she was just a teenager, Aaliyah has had a successful career in the non-profit sector, helping to educate and empower teen parents, and also in production, spearheading a company that produces documentaries and short films. 

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