This article from cozi.com explores how parents can use modern technology to stay in touch with their kids even when those kids are not living under the same roof. There are signs that perhaps these advances are having a positive impact. The article explains:
In a study on nonresidential fathers, researcher Paul Amato from Pennsylvania State University found that the percentage of nonresidential fathers being involved with their children more than tripled from 8 percent in the 1970s to 26 percent in 2000s.
In the days of Skype and Facetime and Google Hangouts, there is no reason that parents shouldn’t be seeing their kids on a regular basis (even if it is on a computer screen)!