The ‘loss’ kids feel when you’re moving home and how to deal with it

They say moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do. If you need to throw stuff out because you’re downsizing or moving country, it can be difficult to part with items. Often, when were going through our ‘junk’, such as that box of cables you keep convinced that you’re going to need it one day or those dresses that you think you’ll fit into one day, you find excuses not to throw them out.

So if it’s difficult for you, imagine how your kids may feel, especially if they are sensitive souls. Mom Bronwyn Mann Jacobs today penned some tips on Facebook group ‘South Africans Immigrating to the UK’ on how to deal with the stress and loss your child may be facing if you’re moving abroad and have to do away with some of their toys. Here’s what she said:

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Moms: Let’s encourage rather than scare each other

This week a pregnant mom with a child in tow, lamented on a parent group on Facebook that instead of an encouraging word, hug or smile, women tend to tell her how busy she’ll be, how it’s going to be so difficult, how her son will suffer because he won’t get her undivided attention and how expensive two kids are, etc.

This got me thinking about why we tend to put the fear of God into parents-to-be, especially when they decide to have more than one.

10 Things I’ve learned since becoming a parent

Wet wipes don’t just clean baby bottoms, Gina Ford is not for me, the Chinese potty train their kids before they’re 18 months old and not everyone is understanding when it comes to the problems you encounter as you learn to parent. But these are just some of the things I’ve learned along the way and they won’t be the last…