Family Chat Groups
These days kids have their tablets and phones. A good way to stay in contact and keeping everyone else in the loop is by creating a family group. There are several chat clients out there, like WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, iMessage groups or Facebook Messenger etc, take your pick.
Whichever app you go with, please do ensure that kids and their profiles aren’t left public for outsiders to bug them. This could be the first intro to responsible use of communication devices.
This not only allows you all to stay in contact but also builds a habit of sharing the whereabouts with other family members. A fantastic habit that helps the entire family.