Whether across the country or just across town, moving is a big adjustment for everyone in the family. Children, in particular, can feel overwhelmed and uprooted because they are rarely in control of the decision to change homes, neighborhoods, or schools. Here are some tips to help you support your kids through the transition.
My husband is a tech aficionado. When we moved into our first home earlier this year, we were fully wired up before we’d even finished painting! While you may not be as keen on having the home of the future as my husband is - I won’t lie, we get a lot of Big Brother jokes! - smart tech can offer a lot of peace of mind and help you manage your household more easily. Here are some things you should think about before you start 'smartening up' your home.
Neighborhoods - and connections within local communities - matter. Per research, where children live, play, and attend school impacts everything from how much they exercise to their grades. Studies also show that “social embeddedness,” or a strong connection to the social and cultural relationships within the neighborhood, can boost kids’ social, emotional, and academic outcomes. Like growing a garden, cultivating a richly connected neighborhood takes time and effort, but families can reap rewards for years. Here’s how to create social connectedness in your corner of the world.
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