Moving isn’t just difficult for adults and teens, but for children, too. For them, moving can mean losing friends and a sense of belonging.
Help your kids go through this stressful period with these tips.
Look on the Brighter Side
To help your child prepare for a move, put as much emphasis as you can on the positive side of moving. Tell them that it’s an opportunity to explore a new city or immerse themselves with the culture of another country. Share how interesting and exciting it is to experience cultural traditions and different ways of life.
Tell Them Ahead of Time
Give your kids time to adjust to the idea of moving. You can even let them know at least a year in advance. Tell them that you understand the anxiety that comes with moving or changing schools. Moreover, say that you’ll try to make the move easier for the whole family.
Stay in Touch With Old Friends
Help your child stay connected with her old friends. You can throw a farewell party with her friends and take photographs to preserve memories. Visit your old neighborhood a few times a year if possible. Tell them that even if you’re moving, they don’t have to lose touch with their friends.
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