Wednesday, August 30, 2006

A feeling of family adventure

I don't hate moving; I quite like the idea of changing my life with every new house. In creating a feeling of family adventure, Garner Dodson has this advice for including children:

A carefully planned move gives modern children a rare chance to do important and meaningful work with you, for the rest of the family. They can plainly see that this is not "busy" work, but something that must be done, for which they receive extra praise and attention. They respond to the challenge, feeling very worthy and important. Each child from two years up should be assigned special duties that he can successfully complete during the packing, the trip, and the unpacking. This is fine training for later years. (Making The Most Of Every Move, p. 21.)

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