Moving With Kids
Most, if not all the time, moving for kids is not an easy task. Here are a few things we could do to help.
l Project a positive attitude to your kids. l Manage your stress level. l Buy a special address book so your child can gather addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. l If possible, bring your kids along when you look at houses. l Gather information on the sports or other extra-curricular activities that interest your child. l Before you move, hold a going-away party for your child. l Put together a scrapbook/ photo album of the old house. l Unpack the kids’ rooms first. l Be consistent with discipline. l Take your child to visit his or her new school and arrange to meet the teachers. l Supply your children with several copies of your new address and phone number. l When you move into your new home, begin a new keepsake, and encourage your child to write about his or her hopes and expectations at the new home.