Virtual Parenting Time
I thought this might be a troubling development. Article on long distance visitation.'Virtual' Visits Pushed in Several States The problem is that we are now seeing Judges have one more reason to say that Mom moving away is not a problem for Dads and Kids because they can "visit" over the internet. Ever tried hugging your kid through a computer screen? It's just not the same thing....
But then this is the current state of the law - Move-away's are a fact of life, this tool could help maintain the bond. And that's the point here. And it's a father who has faced this issue that came up with the solution.
It's up to us to manage what change means well, be it in our families or on the legislative floor, or in our arguments before the Court. When I first posted my comments, I was not in favour of this, because of what Judge's do. Why make it easier.
However that's the wrong question. And I have come to realize this in speaking with the dad who came up with this concept.
Judges will make move-away rulings we don't like. And we owe it to our kids to whatever is necessary to help them make those changes - this is just another parenting tool to do just that.
Last but not least - in speaking with that Dad, it was heartwarming to see another Dad who had grappled with the hard issues and came up with a solution and has done the hard work.
It's good to know that there are Dads out there who do get it and are prepared to do what is necessary to remain involved. And in his case, he even moved to where his child relocated.
But he's still at it, despite having an answer for his own situation.
Nice to meet another "Son of the Liberation..."