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How to Prepare Kids for Moving Overseas

March 29, 2021 Carole Hallett Mobbs Season 1 Episode 29
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How to Prepare Kids for Moving Overseas
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How to Prepare Kids for Moving Overseas
Mar 29, 2021 Season 1 Episode 29
Carole Hallett Mobbs

For very young children, moving house can be very hard indeed. They have become accustomed to their home, their room, their friends and their routines and to leave all this can throw them into confusion.

Try to see life from a child’s-eye view. Without the benefit of years of life experience, with some extra imagination and knowing YOUR child’s foibles.

The world of a child is unexpectedly complex and the things they worry about are not always the things we might expect. Added to this, their understanding of time, distance and space is very limited, so the concept of moving to a new home, in another part of the world, for a defined period, can be totally alien. By being aware of this, you will be able to help them understand it all a little better.

It’s all basically down to recognising their child's eye view of life, communication, routines, and handing the some control in this big life-changing thing that's happening to them.


  • To book a Power Hour call with me so we can dig deep into your plans, please check out my diary, here: Expat Espresso Hour
  • Visit ExpatChild.com for more free information about expat life!

Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=GFFFL9Q32WKGY)

Show Notes

For very young children, moving house can be very hard indeed. They have become accustomed to their home, their room, their friends and their routines and to leave all this can throw them into confusion.

Try to see life from a child’s-eye view. Without the benefit of years of life experience, with some extra imagination and knowing YOUR child’s foibles.

The world of a child is unexpectedly complex and the things they worry about are not always the things we might expect. Added to this, their understanding of time, distance and space is very limited, so the concept of moving to a new home, in another part of the world, for a defined period, can be totally alien. By being aware of this, you will be able to help them understand it all a little better.

It’s all basically down to recognising their child's eye view of life, communication, routines, and handing the some control in this big life-changing thing that's happening to them.


  • To book a Power Hour call with me so we can dig deep into your plans, please check out my diary, here: Expat Espresso Hour
  • Visit ExpatChild.com for more free information about expat life!

Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=GFFFL9Q32WKGY)