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The parents I interact with in the long distance parenting communities all have unique stories. Some have very cooperative co-parenting situations and some have much less cooperative or even hostile co-parenting situations. Some are legally divorced or separated, some are not — or have never been married.
Some are separated by cities or states — some are separated from their children by oceans and countries. But the thing they have in common is that they all look for ways to bridge the distance between parent and child despite, what can often be, difficult circumstances.
I can already hear the protests from other long distance parents. Of course it happens that custodial parents relocate out of spite or a sense of self preservation away from the noncustodial parent. My own mother hid me from our father for most of my childhood. But that situation is in the minority.
Military and Job related Traveling Military members are required to be away from home for months and years at a time. Luckily, the military and the surrounding communities provide resources and support for military families separated by distance but individual families often have to find techniques that work for them and the individual circumstances of the deployed military member to keep contact between the kids and their long distance mom or dad strong.
In fact, here is a great page on military. Some non-military jobs require travelling and working abroad. While a particular job is ultimately optional, sometimes the alternatives to doing the job, staying with the company or travelling on the business trip are grim. Or sometimes the rewards of doing the work are good enough to make it an attractive option.
What a Long Distance Parent Is Not Every time a long distance parent explains their situation anew to a coworker, friend or family member, they brace for the assumptions that follow.
Those assumptions are generally abandonment and being a dead beat mom or dad. Long distance parents — parents who would use this site or look for ways to keep the relationship with their kids strong, are not abandoning their children legally. And although kids are not necessarily capable of understanding the big picture when they are little, with effort and time and patience, the child can come to understand and in the process, with consistent communication with and love from their parents, would be hard pressed to feel abandoned.
Dead Beat Dad or Dead Beat Mom There is no official definition of a dead beat dad or a dead beat mom — but in our culture, a dead beat parent is generally understood to be a parent who exercises their parental rights to some degree but does not participate in supporting or raising their children.
Although, again, dead beat moms and dads do exist, lumping long distance parents — parents who are at a distance from their children and who support and maintain positive relationships with their children — in with parents who do not support or maintain positive relationships with their kid s is also mistaken.
Child abandonment does happen and dead beat parents do exist. But throwing the long distance parenting baby out with the abandonment and dead beat bathwater is in error. The decision to be at a distance from a child is a valid or even necessary option sometimes and is one of the single toughest decisions to make.
Long distance parents are not deadbeats or abandoning their kids. In fact, the decision to be apart from a child is just the first step of the tough road that they navigate to maintain a loving relationship with the child.This degree offers a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to English literature and creative writing.
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