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moving house and when to tell the children....

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MissyH Mon 25-Mar-13 19:37:15

would really appreciate thoughts on this one. For the last 4 months my husband has been working away from home in the week (by the coast - we are in the middle of the country) and it had been our thought that if the new job went well we would move. the job is going well - we have sold our house and found one to buy. We have a sensitive soul of a 6 1/2 year old son who is in Class 1 - v bright and you can't pull the wool over his eyes... and a 3.5 year old who is due to start school in September. When do we tell them that we are moving and how do we sell it to them? Am dreading it - particularly for our eldest as I think he will find it very hard... although they have both missed their Daddy a lot when he is away...(we are likely to get a place at the school we like for the youngest, but another hurdle will be trying to get our eldest in there as well as it is massively oversubscribed. we are trying to time completion for the end of the summer term)

Any thoughts on how to handle this are welcome

Thank you!

quoteunquote Tue 26-Mar-13 12:40:54

the coast

you say

well this is what

we do most days

focus on the plus points.

NaturalBaby Tue 26-Mar-13 16:43:12

We aren't moving far but have told the dc's what's happening since we had our offer accepted. When they talk about things like the garden then I tell them that we will be getting a bigger/better garden soon with so many trees to climb and stuff like that. We showed them the details and have been asking them what pictures they'd like in their new bedrooms. I've just stuck to the facts and not told them too much, just remind them every now and then that it'll be happening soon.
I would love to move to the coast!

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