Relocating is never easy for any of the parties involved. This rings true in cases where the adults and kids themselves lead successfully and happy lives in their current circumstances and are not willing to part for a different location. But when it comes to commitments, whether personal or work, relocation may seem the lesser of the two evils considering the decisions involved. But when you have to kids to worry about as well, there are words that will console them no matter what that you need to keep telling them to reassure them at least partly.
Tell them it is ok to grieve
Depending on your child’s method of thinking, they will hate you and yell at you for a long time until they get used to the new place. Then there are the kids who would do the same, but then feel guilty about it later on and set a pattern of anger and guilt. You also get kids who totally cut themselves off from the current situation and just ignore everything. Whichever is the case, reassure kids that it will be hard, and that it is ok for them to be sad and cry but that things will get better in the long run for them.
Always show the positive side
Relocation is hard on its own, and when it comes to things not going the way you had expected them t, then it becomes even more exhausting. No matter how much you are suffering on your own, do not show it to your children. Have them enrolled at an international preschool or highschool, and give them the best of what you can afford. When it comes to talking about issues, always be positive and do not discuss things with a negative light.
Always give them the sense of companionship
Until your kids make their own friends at the local schools or the international kindergarten so that they can learn new language efficiently, you will have to be their friend and the companion from the place they consider home until they get used to the new location. Always do the things that you did before you moved the same way, keep the traditions and do not break the habits as it will be something your kids will ground themselves on.
Simple thing that you may not even have considered as important could be something your child would have seen as important in their lives. So make sure to always pay heed to what your child wants and try to catch the unmentioned things that your kid might be thinking.