Helping them transition: moving from one house to another
An urbanMama recently emailed:
I noticed there are several topics on relocating your family, all the logistics of moving, how to help little ones adjust...Most of those are people moving across the country or at least to a new city. I am in no such boat. We have been trying to sell our house for nine months now. We finally did it. We are moving in with a friend for a few months while we look for the right house. Our new -temporary- house is really less than a mile away, but as far as my four year old is concerned it might as well be across the country.
"Mom, when we live at Patrick's house, how will we still get to the pumpkin patch?"
Four year olds are worriers, at least mine is. He is really stewing on this one and it shows in his behavior at home. Does anyone have any good books they have read with their kids about moving that helped. We don't watch much tv but a few carefully chosen things do make it home sometimes. Any movies or kids tv episodes that were helpful? Any other outside sources that helped other mama's kids out there make the adjustment more emotionally smooth?