Advice for moving with 9 year old
After a few years of considering a move to the northeast, we have finally decided to do it for a variety of reasons - job opportunity, closer to family, better schools, etc. My husband and I are very sad, though, about all that we will be leaving behind, and I'm dreading telling our older child who is 9 and will be in between 3rd and 4th grade when we move this summer. He is an extroverted kid who makes friends pretty easily, but also is very engaged and happy with his school, friends, and extracurricular activities here. He also tends to have intense emotions, and I want to make sure we make the transition as easy as possible for him. I'd love advice or experiences of people who went through this. How far in advance did you tell your kid the news, how did they work through the sadness of leaving, how did you help them make friends and get settled in the new location? We won't move until mid-summer so we have a full 6-7 months to prepare. I never moved as a kid so this is new territory for me. Thank you!