Linking children to their present

It has been my experience that the more my children were involved with the day to day running of their lives, the easier it was for them to adapt to various re locations. You are probably doing these routines already:

  1. Family meal time
  2. Consistent bedtimes
  3. Extended Family and friends interactions
  4. Family vacations and outings
  5. Organized sports activities
  6. Youth based organizations
  7. Hobbies
  8. Chores
  9. Weekly Religious Practice

I found that these activities formed the framework of my children’s lives and therefore each component was reproducible in another location. Any of these activities can become a touchstone for your child. Touchstones help link children to their lives. Their familiarity allows youngsters to feel some measure of control and assurance in an unsettling time.