With the summer months right around the corner, now is the time to think about child care if you already haven't. For parents who don't have their kids during the school year, this might be a challenging time. In the case of long-distance parenting, you might have to plan for what you will do when you need to work, and the kids are with you.
It is unrealistic to think that you will be able to take the summer off. Instead, you might want to see if you can find a way to work a reduced schedule, so you have the time to spend with your children while they are with you. On the days that you have to work, you might choose to have a sitter come to the home or you may choose a day care center or camp.