Moving is a big adjustment for adults, but moving with children can be even more challenging, as we found out during our recent relocation from Memphis to Dallas. As you go through the moving process, it’s important to know the challenges your kids will face and to get them involved in the process to help alleviate their concerns; this will help make for an easier transition into a new school and new social circles. Most kids react to a move with a range of behavior and emotions—from curiosity and excitement to sadness and anxiety. Our 11-year-old son Spencer was no [...] Read More
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As the school year winds down in the U.S. as well as internationally, many families who are preparing to relocate—either with joy or trepidation, or perhaps a little of both—have an additional level of angst to manage if they are moving with children. In the case of older children, who resent being torn away from their friends and their school and are afraid of not fitting in in a strange, new place, the relocation is often a very hard sell.
Many companies offer services such as cross-cultural training and career-finding assistance to spouses of assignees, but children are often the forgotten [...] Read More