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A Guide: Parents Who Travel For Work With Children of School Age

There are many families who have full time jobs that require almost full time travel. This doesn’t mean you are not a strong or as connected as families who life in the same house all year. You know that your families strength and love are not separated by locations on a map.

Permeant Choices

There need to be a few permanent choices that need to be established. First off, will their be a family home that you all fly to for holidays and other times you are able to get together? If so think about where you travel to most often and where they children are going to school. Find a location that has airports that can easily be traveled to and from. Would an apartment or lovely colonial homes be more likely to suit to your families needs? Find a home base and get something established there. This way when you all come together there are family photos, memorabilia and a sense of family when you arrive.

The other top permeant choice that needs to be made is the children’s schooling. Do you find yourself in the position to homeschool the kids? Many families travel in RV’s as they move across the country and have the kids school as they travel. This may be a perfect choice for families who travel in one country only. If you travel out of the country often, this probably will not be the best solution for you.  In these situations you need to think of a quality boarding school like Canadian Accredited Independent Schools. You need to keep your children’s education and success a priority.

Getting Together

Even when you are far apart, you can still prioritize some virtual family time. If nothing else, 2020 taught us how to stay in touch with each other even if we cannot physically be together. Using apps like Marco Polo, Due or Facetime, you can see and talk to your loved ones. We love to play virtual games with Kahoot and Jackbox. These are paid for apps that you can play games with each other while in different locations.

When you do have the chance to fly to a central location you need to soak up that time. Instead of flying back to your home, consider some of the best vista cay resorts as a vacation destination to meet up. Here you can all not worry about cooking and cleaning, but focus on the time you have together. Make memories by doing local tourist attractions and seeing a movie together. Be sue to take some pictures so you can save this memory forever.

Staying in Touch

I know it may sound old fashioned, but try writing an actual letter. The long lost form of letting writing is slowly dying. But this is such a fun, personal and creative way to stay in touch. If you are the parent who is traveling, grab postcards at the airport when you stop to grab your new bottle of water and newspaper. When you are on the flight take a couple moments to jot down a few sentences  about your day, your trip or just some warm and loving words.

 

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