Virtual parenting with virtual visitation

Being apart from their children is one of the hardest things parents have to adjust to after a divorce or separation. Virtual or internet visitation can help ease that discomfort by aiding contact between parents and kids when they’re apart.

Virtual parenting, virtual visitation, internet visitation or computer visitation with the OurFamilyWizard websiteVirtual visitation, or web visitation, is using technology to supplement interactions between parents and children who are separated by distance.  Most of the focus in terms of technology has been on webcams, web chats, and video conferencing.  These tools allow parents and children to have virtual face time with each other.  Although this virtual time spent together can never replace actual interaction, it can keep a regular connection that would otherwise be impossible.

Wikipedia does a great job of covering the many options that exist for those interested in virtual parenting through video chat:

Click here to see the list of video telecommunication services and product brands

The OurFamilyWizard® website can be used in conjunction with other online resources to make virtual visitation a breeze.  Using the OurFamilyWizard® website, you can schedule visits, stay on top of the child’s other activities, stay on top of what has changed in their medical and school information, and more.

One of the most important things to children in a long distance virtual parenting relationship is consistent and regular contact.  The OurFamilyWizard® website can make this much easier for both parents and children.  By having the entire family working from a shared set of information and calendars online, the long distance gap can become much shorter.  The website provides the long distance parent the ability to have regular input and feedback on activities of the child.

The OurFamilyWizard® website is also a great documentation tool.  The site automatically records who made the entry, when it was made, and what IP address the entry was made from.  This makes it easy to know that everyone is on the same page about when virtual visits occur and provide you and your child with a way to keep track of your interactions.

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