Moving to New Zealand with children
Moving to New Zealand with children, can be an extremely daunting experience. Children need time and special attention during the transition from one country to another. Many families across the world face the prospect of moving abroad, however it is crucial to try to make the process less stressful for your children.
Today we would like to share with your some valuable tips, which we hope can make moving to New Zealand with children somewhat less stressful.
Make your children part of the decision making process
Moving to New Zealand with children does not have to be completely overwhelming. By including your children in the decision making process right from the start, you will be helping them to feel involved, by being a contributor to the decision to move. Be open and honest with your children and allow them to be a part of the decision making process right from the start.
Answer all the questions
Your children will naturally have many questions to ask. Take the time to answer each and every single one. Allow them to be actively involved in making decisions with regard to schools, living areas, houses and much more. Include your children fully in the process and explain to them honestly about what is going on. Be patient and allow them to express their opinions.
Help your children say goodbye
One of the biggest concerns children have about leaving the country is saying goodbye to their friends. Firstly it is very important that you allow them to have a proper goodbye. It is important that they do this in the right manner and are open and honest with their friends. Reassure your children constantly that this is not the end, but rather the beginning of a new adventure. Throw a goodbye party and remind your children that they will make new friends in New Zealand.
Stick to your schedule
Moving to New Zealand with children can be stressful for the whole family. By sticking to your schedule you will be not only be helping your children but also yourself. Maintain your old routines, such as eating meals together at the same time, keep bed time the same and maintain consistency in New Zealand. This will help your children to feel safe and secure.
Maintain contact with friends
Allow your children to stay in contact with their old friends. Moving to New Zealand with children can be extremely overwhelming; having friends to stay in contact with can help your children feel happy. Set up technology that will help your children to stay in touch easily and effectively with their old friends. Allow them to talk to their old friends as much as they want to.
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