About the Author | Beverly D. Roman founded BR Anchor Publishing in 1990 and has written more than 30 international and domestic relocation books. Two of her
books won the Employee Relocation Council’s Achievement Award for Special Purpose Programs. Her international newsletter has supported corporations and the military
in over 140 countries for more than18 years. Beverly served from 2002-2004 as founding chairperson for Families in Global Transition, Inc. (FIGT) an organization that
focuses on the most critical issues associated with international cultural transitions. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, 904.641.1140 or visit www.branchor.com.
CHILDREN AND SAFETY
When children are in an unfamiliar environment, they can easily forget basic safety rules.
The following are always a good reminder:
MEDICAL AND SAFETY
• Keep close to a parent, and take an adult’s
hand in crowded areas
• Carry personal identification and phone
numbers to contact parents at all times
• Know where to meet in case families
• Review street crossing safety guidelines
• Make sure children understand how to get
help safely, if they get lost
It is a fact that moving places additional
stress on individuals and, consequently,
If an emergency occurs, every second
counts; therefore, as a precaution, locate
hospitals, pharmacies and physicians
that will meet your family’s needs before
an emergency arises.
Learn the procedures, telephone
EMBRACE THE MOVE
numbers and access codes for emergency
care and always carry medical identifi-
cation with you. Also, in an emergency,
you may forget your new telephone
number and/or address; before an emer-
gency arises, program them into your
cell phone and place written notes near
each telephone in your home, as well as
basic directions to your residence. Direc-
tions will not only be useful for family
members in the early days at your new
home, but they will also assist babysit-
ters and visiting relatives.
Whether or not you have children, or
you are married, single or retired, relocating to a new community can ultimately
become a wonderful and enriching experience. The suggestions in this article have
worked for many relocating families, and
they can also help your family become
comfortable in your new home.
As an aside, when people learn that I’ve
moved 19 times, the response is often
“What place did you like best?” My
answer is always the same: “Where my
family was.” I wish you all the best!
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And we’ll have some fun
along the way!
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