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Moving with Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Family's Transition to a New Home

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  11 reviews
25 ways to ease a family's transition to a new home. ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Harvard Common Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jan 29, 2013 rated it liked it
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If you're looking for help moving older children and/or moving your kids to an entirely new community, this book would probably be quite useful. As it is, I have a four-year-old and we're moving nearby, so many of the things in this book did not apply. Rather than worries about a new school (she's staying at her same preschool) I'm struggling to work through her fears about leaving the only home she's known ("but I'll miss our bathtubs and potties!"). It did have some good suggestions that I'll ...more
Nicole Gonzales
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this simple, clearly written book about helping your kids transition before, during and after a big move. It is thorough but easy to read, with plenty of anecdotes and personal experiences of the author mixed in nicely. It is probably more helpful for people with older children, not as helpful for toddlers, but the general principles still apply and I have been able to put a lot of her advice to good use. Much of this book actually has helped ME with the emotional stress of movi ...more
Apr 28, 2021 rated it liked it
I’m disappointed. The list isn’t bad, but it’s pretty obvious. “trite” might be too harsh—I see the author struggling to be honest but also encouraging. Mostly aimed at older children rather than toddlers/babies.
Virginia, Second of Her Name, Mother of Bunnies
4 stars just for this quote: "If the resource you need isn't there, take a leadership role in creating it." 😍 That is my JAM! ...more
Jan 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book was written by a mother who moved five times in seven years so she knows what she's talking about. While my children aren't in school yet and attached to best friends yet it still had plenty of good info for me.

I think I gained more for myself from this book. Here are a few quotes that helped improve my attitude about moving:

"...I know in my heart that my family could move anywhere and eventually everthing would work out okay for us. I know that the kids would make new friends, do well
Dec 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great, helpful book with very practical ideas for helping kids (and their parents!) transition between moves, whether you move once in your life or very often.

Out of the 25 chapters, these struck me the most:

7. Don't be afraid to throw your own goodbye party. (So I am and I think it will help a lot with closure for us and for our friends.)

11. Make the move an adventure. Search the Internet for local events, customs, and festivals (I would do this anyway). Let the kids guess answers to to questio
Nov 25, 2011 rated it liked it
I read this a week before we moved and although the ideas in it were for older children than my toddler it was still helpful to think about many of the suggestions and I did enact with positive results some of the tips. The book was written in a vignette sort of style and was enjoyable but I wished that at the beginning or end of each chapter it had a bulleted checklist or something of that particular tip. Sometimes after a day of packing, cleaning, tying up loose ends I just wanted a bulleted l ...more
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Though I read this book following the first move in a two part repatriation move, I found good insight and suggestions, as well as reminders to me, the mom, about how vital my attitude is to shaping the kids' response to the stress of moving. I would recommend this book; it's a quick read and had good examples. ...more
May 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Best suited to families with school aged children, I still found some helpful information for easing the transition for my two year old. I'm keeping it around since we are renting and still have at least one more move in our future. ...more
Sep 23, 2008 rated it liked it
This book would be even better if my children were a little bit older. However, even though my boys were young I was able to get some great tips out of the book. It had some good lists to help me know how to get everything done before we move.
Melissa Morrissey
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very helpful

We will soon be making a long distance move and there are some great tips in this book which I plan to try.
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