It is no easy task to prepare to move abroad on a timeline. It is even harder when you have resisting kids and complaints that will drive you crazy when you handling a million other things for the move. Whether it is because of work or personal reasons, moving is a hard task even when it is somewhere else in the same country. So one of the main things that you will need to spend time on, is to get your kids’ used to the idea of moving abroad and living there for the rest of their lives.
Babies and toddlers
The easiest of the age groups to prepare for moving are babies and toddlers as they will have no clue about the process and the mental strain involved. You can get your kids into an international kindergarten in Singapore and watch them learn the language and become a native to the new country faster than you blink. Just make sure to not to change their regular daily routine as much, since they are used to the pattern of activity and any different behaviors will not be accepted easily.
Four to eight years
Kids in this age group will get used to the new style far quicker than you do yourself. You just have to make sure to keep their concerns and issues addressed and reassured everything they ask you whether they will have their own room, and whether their favorite toy will be available there. If you get your kids into and international preschool and other respective divisions where they are faced with kids from other countries as well, they will be much more open minded in the long run as well to enhance creative development. do not talk about your doubts, problems and concerns you have of your own in front of the kids as they will undoubtedly take the negativity in.
Nine to twelve
When your kids are finally starting to get close to puberty, and have their own social networks and other communications it can be hard to get them to accept the moving. Kids in this age group will be reluctant and outright refusing and will have a lot of resentment built up when you move if you do not talk it out properly with them. Keep your honesty when dealing with the kids and always show the positive side of the relocation.
If you have young children, it is easier to get them to agree with you as they will not have the notion of moving until they actually get there. Get ready for varying reactions, tantrums, degrees of acceptance and reluctance involved.