A move can be so detrimental for children. These little people are moving to an unfamiliar surrounding.
When moving, keep the children in mind. Help them cope with the move.
Show the children the new home and their new room prior to the moving. If this is not possible, pictures or videos will help the visualize where they are going
Assure children that you won't forget their friends
Make a scrape book of the old home or neighborhood.
Throw a good-bye party. At the partym have their friends sign a t-shirt.
Have your children write good-bye letters and enclose their new address. You may wish to call the other children's parents so that they will encourage returns letters.
When packing, give your children their own box and let the decorate them.
Star a scrapbook for your new home.
Visit your children's new school, park, church, etc... Take a camera.
Help your children invite new friends over to your new home.
Let your children choose a new favorite restaurant. This will help them feel in control of their new environment.
Encourage your children to send letters about their new home to thier friends.
Involve your children in groups, sports, and activities like the ones they used to participate in.
Remember,even if you only lived in a home for a few years, to a youngs child it is nearly their entire lifetime.
Cherish and Nuture evryone moment of their lifes!
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