Magazine article Work & Family Life

Useful Advice for Settling in after You've Moved

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Useful Advice for Settling in after You've Moved

Article excerpt

he U.S. Census Bureau reports that an astounding 16 percent of the population moves every year. A great many of these moves are job-related-and they happen throughout the year, not just in the summer.

Getting to know new neighbors and settling into a new community isn't what it used to be. With our increasing reliance on the Internet, prerecorded messages, faxes, mail orders and TV shopping services, we have less need to seek information from neighbors and "live faces."

So how do modern-day nomads successfully settle into a new home and community once the boxes are unpacked?

How do you deal with the physical and emotional transitions that accompany a move? How do you say goodbye to old friends and neighbors in meaningful ways? What can parents do to ease their children's relocation anxieties? …

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