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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press (February 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558323430
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558323438
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A no-nonsense, compassionate guide to helping children deal with the stress, trauma, and potential excitement of relocating...there are no other comparable titles in print. Easy to read and eminently useful, this is the ideal parents' helper when faced with a move across town or across the world. --Library Journal

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Not only is it a fast read, but it is very engaging.
Christie Best
Daughter with 3 kids ages 6, 4 and 1 had to move to another state quickly when she changed jobs and this book helped enormously.
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I really appreciated the ideas/tips on relocating to a new area and finding friends.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 8, 2007
Format: Paperback
Written by social worker and mother of three Lori Collins Burgan, Moving with Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Family's Transition to a New Home is a no-nonsense practical guide to minimizing stress on the family, helping one's kids keep old friends and make new ones, create a sense of belonging in one's new community, and much more. Chapters cover basic precepts parents should internalize before, during, and after a move, from "Don't be afraid to throw your own goodbye party" to "Take deliberate steps to ease the transition to a new school" to "Keep in touch with old friends" and "Don't forget to take care of yourself." "When your children are feeling down before or after a move, find something to laugh about. Rent a funny video. Pull out the baby pictures. Take turns doing impressions of your favorite lines from movies or songs. When our family needs a good laugh, we often pull out the journal I keep of the cute things the kids have said." An absolute must-have for any family embarking upon the transition of a move.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Newman on April 24, 2008
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This is an excellent book. My wife and I are relocating our family and we found it very helpful. Not everything in the book will work or apply to everyone who is moving, but the concepts and suggestions presented in the book are overall excellent.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Christie Best on June 6, 2007
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I found this book to be extremely helpful and very encouraging. Using practical advice from other families who move frequently, Moving with Kids gave me peace of mind in how to handle the transition for my children, 10 & 13. Not only is it a fast read, but it is very engaging. I highly recommend this book for anyone moving, whether locally where school/neighborhood changes are involved, cross country or farther. There is something for everyone!! GREAT BOOK!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Reviewer on September 9, 2010
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My husband and I will soon be moving with our two boys from Switzerland back to Colorado. I found this book to be helpful, as the kids have never undergone a move before, and this will be an ordeal for all of us. The book is very thorough and gives good examples and anecdotes that provide insightful support. I particularly liked the story about the same teacher providing extra help for one newcomer, while virtually ignoring another-- based heavily on early parental involvement. It would have been nice to have a list of questions to facilitate school selection, but perhaps that can come in another edition. In any case, it was worth it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bethany Hartman on July 23, 2012
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This book is so helpful. A must read. Not just for people moving. But also, a great read to help relate to others. :)
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