Over the past few blog posts we have been discussing the importance of keeping in touch with your child while they are away. Scheduling this communication so that it works for everyone may be difficult because parents likely have to work, and children are often at school or school activities during the day. Modern technology has made it easy to stay in touch, and there are many ways you can accomplish this task.
If you work all day but are at a computer, email might work best for you and your child. If you are both on the go, texting back and forth may be the only way to go. Maybe you have a lot of free time and prefer to Skype to stay in touch. Regardless of what you choose, the most important part is that it works for you.
If you are having a difficult time finding a communication schedule that will work best for you and your child, you can always sit down before they leave and compare schedules. Even if you both have a busy week, there is probably at least a 30 minute window that will work. Try not to be too terribly concerned if there is a day or two that simply does not work, because if you have a strong relationship with your child, missing communication will likely not impact anything.
Communication with your child and your co-parent are important to building and maintaining a close and respectful relationship. Let attorney Ronald Allen Johnston help you set the foundation for this relationship as you consider your options for divorce.
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