The Pitfalls of Skyping with a Toddler


The hardest thing about going away for work is leaving my two-year-old daughter behind.

I know she is in the very capable hands of my husband so I trust that nothing will go wrong, but I still miss the interaction and the kisses and the cuddles.

Phone calls home are rarely satisfying because two-year-olds are not the best conversationalists.

Fortunately, due to the wonders of modern technology, we now have more toddler-friendly modes of communication— like Skype and Facetime.

But that doesn’t mean the conversations go smoothly. In fact, “conversation” still remains a very generous term.

Check out “The Seven Stages of Skyping with a Toddler” including Excitement, Distraction and the fifteen minutes I spent talking to Elmo unaware that my daughter was no longer in the room, by clicking here.

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