At Rubens Barn we are also struggling with the distance from our parents and so are our children. Some of our commonly shared tips are:
1. Talk regularly. Express your love even if you’re not in the same place. Talk frequently by phone or by video chat through applications like WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype or Facetime. Share one happy thing that you saw, ate or did today; give a compliment; or share a joke or a beautiful painting.
2. Organize a remote “play date.” Schedule time to connect remotely at the same time each day so you have something to look forward to. You can draw or do other art activities, read a story, sing a song or play a game. Houseparty is a good application amongst many others!