parenting tips for truckers and truckers wives
by mandy covert
I love and appreciate your honest views on parenting. I myself am a stay at home mom to three boys and of course hubby is on the road. Something you can add to your page is ideas on how to be there for your kids without "being" there. Like phone calls, dropping notes in the mail to the kids, etc!
The parent left at home should do their part in helping the kids understand dads job. they should sit and talk about where dad is at by showing them a map, they should understand what a log book is and how it is used. the more knowledge you arm your child with the more they feel involved. Once a week i let my kids help dad plan a trip. they start with their pre trip inspection (in theory , they and 4,3, and 2 yr.s old. a little young to thump tires lol) and they with help decide what route dad will take and when he has to pull over for his ten hour break. this helps a lot with confidence and as they get older helps them see how far he goes and why sometimes he can't be home in a blink of an eye! hope these ideas help!