One parent may be in charge of handling more of the details of raising the kids, but one way or another they communicate necessary information like school conferences, sports details, concerts and programs and the like.
Both perspectives are valuable and necessary for children to thrive.
When one parent becomes a long distance parent, he/she tends to have less influence on how their child is raised.
Children typically have to travel to spend time with their long distance parent.
They rack up hundreds of hours of travel time either on the road or in the air.