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Virtual visits help military members stay in contact with kids

On Behalf of | Jan 8, 2024 | Family Law

Life in the military isn’t that easy for the service member or their family members. If you’re in the military and have children, one of your top concerns might be staying connected with your kids. This becomes even more complex if you aren’t with the children’s other parent.  

Fortunately, technology makes it much easier now than it was in the past. There are many different options that you can use to stay in touch with your children even when you’re away. Some of these virtual visit options include phone calls, video chats and text messages.  

Setting the schedule 

One of the most critical points to remember is that all live virtual visits should be set based on the child’s schedule. This could mean the parent has to wake up or adjust their schedule to make it to their time with the children.  

Ideas for virtual visits 

Your imagination and the children’s wishes are the only limits to what you can do during virtual visits. Some ideas include: 

  • Reading a bedtime story 
  • Helping with homework 
  • Watching a movie 
  • Playing a board game 

You may even be able to participate in activities with the children if your ex will help. This might allow you to see awards ceremonies and other important things to the children. 

Ideally, the guidelines for virtual visits will be put in the parenting plan. These should include that you can speak freely and without being monitored by the other parent. The more detailed the parenting plan, the less likely either party will have questions about what should happen in the future.