A lot of parents travel for work. Even commuting parents sometimes face the difficult trials of waking up before the kids do and returning after bedtime. So, how can we as parents that don't see the kids daily, create memories when we are apart?
Here are some of the things I have done (or plan to do shortly).
1) Read - record voice memos, so they can hear you read them their favorite stories.
2) Text messages - for older children, I text them when I see something funny or I think they will like.
3) Color together. Color in half a drawing, then have your child color the other half while you are away.
4) Cloud pets - this stuffed animal allows you to record messages from anywhere. However, there are some technology hurdles that remain.
5) Phone calls - this traditional method of communication is still viable, although sometimes kids and parents wonder what to talk about. My favorite question is "What was your highlight of the day?"
6) Letters - the postal service will be grateful for your patronage and everyone loves getting mail.
7) Surprise notes - Who wouldn't want to be surprised by a note in their lunchbox, on their pillow, or in a jacket pocket.
If you have any other suggestions, please email me.