The following post is by contributor Catherine Way.
I live in Darwin in North Australia. My in-laws live around the corner from us. My parents live in Canberra, in the south of Australia. My sister lives in Singapore. My sister- and brother-in-law live in California, USA. In today’s society, this is a common arrangement. Many people live far away from their extended family.
How can you stay in touch when your family is spread around the country or around the world? Does this mean that your children miss out on important connections with family?
There are plenty of ways to stay connected with far away family. And as an added bonus, while you connect with family around the world, your children have an authentic reason to learn about geography and cultural differences.