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Old 03-04-2007, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Lawson in Beautiful Waxhaw
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Just wondering if anyone has some helpful hints re: moving and kids - any tips?
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Old 03-05-2007, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel
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Just wondering if anyone has some helpful hints re: moving and kids - any tips?
I'm not so sure how great these tips are, but my advice is to avoid temporary housing. We have been re-located twice in the past 10 months (that's right) and the temp. housing was the hardest thing for my kids to take. We just arrived here in Charlotte from Florida. My husbands company wanted him here ASAP so we, again, came to temp housing while we house-hunted. It really is so much easier to move straight in to your new house and register the kids for school right away. Another tip from experience, don't re-locate over the summer. I know it's the most traditional time for all of us to do it, but after experiencing it both ways, it really is easier to come with a few weeks of school left to allow for friendships to be made. It's a long summer when you don't know any of the kids who will be in your class the following year.....because you've never been to the school.
Today is my kids' first day at their new school!!!
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:18 AM
 
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I hope thay have a great day, and make some good friends!
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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Best of luck to your kids' today. Let us know how they make out!
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Old 03-05-2007, 08:14 AM
 
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Just wondering if anyone has some helpful hints re: moving and kids - any tips?
I agree with indraman. We made the move while our children still had a few months of school left before summer vacation was to start. By the time summer did roll around...our children had made so many friends..it was if they had been here their "whole" life (they were in 2nd and 4th grade at the time).

Also...prior to our move I searched the internet for the area we were moving to and found all kinds of things that I knew would entice my children (for example our area: Carowinds, Lake Wylie, Anne Springs Close greenway, etc.). After I gathered all the information I printed it all out and made a booklet for each of them to keep and look at. By the time we left...they were really looking forward to the move and very excited about all the new things they were going to get to do.

Best of luck to you!
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Old 03-05-2007, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel
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Best of luck to your kids' today. Let us know how they make out!

Our first day was mostly a success. Kids were friendly and well-behaved (my daughter's highest priority) and the teachers were awesome. I'm a little disappointed with the math curriculum....but you can't have everything. They all said that they will definitely go back tomorrow.
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Old 03-05-2007, 05:52 PM
 
Location: NC
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Our kids made the transition very well. We tried to include them with what was happening and tried to let them have a say in it. Example...we took my son with us when we were looking at houses. We let him tell us if he liked them or if he didn't why. We drove them around the area to show them what kind of activities were available to them. We also did some things online to show them the area. We also made calendars with countdowns to move and little things like that. I had some of the kids friends make a friendship book with their pictures and addresses in it so they could write and keep in touch with each other. We also let the kids pick out their rooms and help pick out theme and colors.

Kids are pretty resilient and adjust a lot easier than us adults. Keep things positive and they will do fine. Best of luck in your move!
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:03 PM
 
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I am worried about the move too. My husband is already in Charlotte, but the kids and I are moving in a month over spring break. I am also from Florida - Broward County. What part of FL are you from indraman? What school(s) are your kids at?
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I do not have kids but speaking from experience of having moved several times when I was a kid.

My father always took the 3 of us to see a house that he was thinking off moving us to.

Once one fell through and we ended up in temp accomadation for the summer (we where out of school) for all but the last two weeks.

We where able to go to the school for where we where going to be living so we did not have to change schools within two weeks off starting a new one.

Having said that and looking back it helped a lot being taken to the house that father was thinking off buying
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel
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I am worried about the move too. My husband is already in Charlotte, but the kids and I are moving in a month over spring break. I am also from Florida - Broward County. What part of FL are you from indraman? What school(s) are your kids at?
We came from Tampa/St. Pete and are LOVING it here. My kids just started out at Weddington. Our first day was good and the best part was....I didn't have to pay private school tuition to send them there!!! No...we do not miss that part of FL.
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