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    Parenting From a Distance

    Created as a final capstone project by Lauren Shafer, Parenting From a Distance is a website with the intention of encouraging positive and creative communication between separated children and family.

    Parenting From a Distance offers information about how to stay connected, various mediums to use, and ways to engage when your family is not close.

    “Over the last four years, I have focused much of my studies on social issues pertaining to parental separation and social media.

    Studying the gender roles in regards to separation represented in mainstream media, as well as being a non-custodial guardian to my husband’s daughter, this project has evolved into sharing the types of things we do in order to keep a strong bond with her while she is here or at her other home.

    Many of the examples seen on this site are various activities and crafts that I have created for my husband and his daughter. She has been the inspiration for most of my work, and I can only hope that our actions keep every member of her family close, and inspire another family to do the same

    Lauren Shafer EMAC ’12