Divorced parents are now using 'virtual' visits to stay connected to their kids on a daily basis. What a great idea!
When my daughter and son-in-law split up, their two boys were separated; one in Ohio, the other in Colorado. Their father would stay in touch with me and his son by computer and webcam. I got to visit with my other grandson and the two brothers could chat and visit, giggle and tell each other jokes. This was not ordered by a court over two years ago, just something a thoughtful father did for his boys.
While it was great that the boys and their father got to 'virtually visit' with each other, nothing can take the place of a big bear hug or a wrestling match on the playroom floor. But as the article states, it is a way to stay connected and I'm all for it. But do we really need the courts to tell us we have to do this? Do we need more laws?
Maybe what we do need is a little more thoughtfulness and compassion.