While there are huge benefits and joys of growing up in a ministry household, there are also some really difficult parts, like moving. This can often mean the loss of familiar places and friends. There are lots of wonderful techniques we've heard of parents using to help kids transition into a new school, community, and church, so we've taken a top five and made them into a quick list that we hope might help some PKs enjoy the adventure of moving to a new church community. :)
- Give Them Plenty of Notice: Once the move and moving day are set, find a fun way to tell younger kids you're moving to give them plenty of time to adjust and get used to the idea of living somewhere new (even going on an adventure!). Some suggest including older PKs in what decision making you can (ie. House layout, box packing codes, sorting their clothing etc) and give them realistic responsibilities that help towards moving so they have a sense of ownership and control over a difficult period of change.