Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Moving House with Children - Part 2

Preparing for Moving

House Let your children know about moving house as soon as you realise that the move is really going to happen. The more time the children have to think about and prepare for the move, the easier it will be for them.

Give your children a chance to express their feelings, and try to be honest about your own. Most children will feel some anger, sadness, or worry about the move. These responses are natural and to be expected.

Help older children make an address book. Knowing they can stay in touch with their friends is an important part of a successful move.

In this day and age - perhaps you could help them set up their own email address or their own blog or profile on a social networking site - then they can keep in touch with their friends over the internet.

Continued tomorrow.