Long Distance Parenting Doesn't Have to be a Challenge

Long-distance parenting is never easy, but families can overcome those challenges and keep their relationships vibrant and healthy if they use the right tools. OurFamilyWizard provides the best platform for bridging distances between co-parents and kids.

Bridge the gap between you and your child with help from OFW

We know that long distance parenting is never easy. The OurFamilyWizard® website is dedicated to providing you with tools and resources to keep you connected to your child and your co-parent, bridging the divide between you and your family.

Let us help you make the gap between you and your family smaller.

How can these tools help you to stay on top of your long distance relationship?

  • Stay involved in your child’s life; know who your child’s teachers, coaches, and friends are.
  • Actively message back and forth or plan phone calls or online chats with your child with the OurFamilyWizard® Message Board.
  • Easily stay up-to-date with your child’s important records and documents with the OurFamilyWizard® Information Bank.
  • Keep track of child maintenance in the OurFamilyWizard® Expense Log.

"... the physical separation hurts. Many miles means no way to hug, to brush back a forelock of hair, to drop in on football practice, or to watch a first book report being written. The parent separated from the child feels this pain and so does the child" -- reports Dr. Isolina Ricci in her bestseller, Mom's House Dad's (206).

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We can help you to keep your co-parent informed no matter how far.

If you are the custodial parent, don’t leave your co-parent in the dark because of how far away they are. We’re making communication easy!

  • Keep your co-parent up-to-date with your child’s activities by regularly updating the OurFamilyWizard® Calendar.
  • Include your co-parent in the decision-making process and other aspects of parenting by communicating through the OurFamilyWizard® Message Board.
  • Keep your co-parent informed with important information and changes in your child’s life such as health records, immunization histories, school information, and more with the OurFamilyWizard® Information Bank.
  • Record child-related spending in the OurFamilyWizard® Expense Log.

NOTE: Many state and federal laws use terms like ‘custody’ when referring to arrangements regarding parenting time and decision-making for a child. While this has been the case for many years, these are not the only terms currently used to refer to these topics.

Today, many family law practitioners and even laws within certain states use terms such as ‘parenting arrangements’ or ‘parenting responsibility,’ among others, when referring to matters surrounding legal and physical child custody. You will find these terms as well as custody used on the OurFamilyWizard website.