The kids

  1. Hi guys
    just returned from a mounths vacation in the USA and we really enjoyed it. We are now ready to start the process of relocating. We have already hit are first hurdle, the kids. IF anyone has relocated with children between the ages of 11 and 13 or perhaps older what was there reaction when you announced it to them. Please let us know and how did things progress.

    regards gods
    Last edit by gods on Aug 29, '06
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  3. by   english_nurse
    hi my children are the same age as yours
    i said
    hey kids guess what we are moving to the usa, we will have a house with a pool do you fancy it?
    they said
    whoo hoo
  4. by   topscot
    Quote from gods
    Hi guys
    just returned from a mounths vacation in the USA and we really enjoyed it. We are now ready to start the process of relocating. We have already hit are first hurdle the kids. IF anyone has relocated with children between the ages of 11 and 13 or perhaps older what was there reaction when you announced it to them. Please let us know and how did thigs progress.

    regards gods
    We move at the end of the year my son is 12 and really looking forward to it although will miss his freinds
  5. by   traumaRUs
    While not the same exact situation, my husband was career military and we moved very often involving four countries. Several times later in the game, the kids were balking at it as they were teens. We did try to play up the positive. We also provided them with as much info as possible. Once you have an area pinned down, you might want to start corresponding with the school system to try to make the transition as easy as possible. Other avenues include the local Chamber of Commerce (even small towns usually have one), churches that you think you might go to, realtors, etc.

    Good luck.
  6. by   gymjunkie
    My son who is 13 was quite looking forward to moving to the US when he thought it was going to happen very quickly. The longer the process has taken, the less enthusiast he has become. Every now and then, he comes up with an excuse for not wanting to go. A few days ago, I was talking to him about possibly needing vaccinations as he missed out on the 2nd MMR jab because we moved home andhe said point blank "That's it! I am definitely not going".
    I'll leave him with his grandmother if he doesn't want to go!!
  7. by   apriljan
    I think the younger they are then the better. My son was 14 when we first decided to look into emigrating to the US. He was keen then, but now 3+ years down the line he has different feelings about going. We are off to Connecticut in 5 weeks and one week he's OK about going, then the next he doesn't want to go. I expect that to be quite normal for his age, as he's leaving his friends behind and as he isn't school age now it may be more difficult to make friends at first. At the moment he's OK about going!!
  8. by   RGN1
    My 13 year old can't wait but I think he'll find it tough for a while. My 2 younger ones will find things easier.

    Luckily my son has met some kids out where we're planning to go because he swims with the local team when we go on vactation there.

    We also have friends in the whose daughter will be in the same class at school so that should help a bit.
  9. by   english_nurse
    Quote from gymjunkie
    My son who is 13 was quite looking forward to moving to the US when he thought it was going to happen very quickly. The longer the process has taken, the less enthusiast he has become. Every now and then, he comes up with an excuse for not wanting to go. A few days ago, I was talking to him about possibly needing vaccinations as he missed out on the 2nd MMR jab because we moved home andhe said point blank "That's it! I am definitely not going".
    I'll leave him with his grandmother if he doesn't want to go!!
    to be honest thats exactly what my 13 year old has been like the younger on hasnt been too bad tho
    but hes just about to start secondary school so he will make new freinds which may make things hard
    Last edit by english_nurse on Aug 28, '06
  10. by   ann h
    Quote from gymjunkie
    A few days ago, I was talking to him about possibly needing vaccinations as he missed out on the 2nd MMR jab because we moved home andhe said point blank "That's it! I am definitely not going".
    I'll leave him with his grandmother if he doesn't want to go!!
    Dont forget 3 x Heb B for all the school kids. Mine have just finished the 6 month course, our GP charged is 160 for my husband and 2 kids.
    My kids are 14 boy and 13 girl and really looking forward to it but they have been visiting FL all of there lives.
  11. by   english_nurse
    i paid for my kids to have the hep here
    then i discovered you can get it done in free clinics in the usa
    pants!
  12. by   ann h
    I thought you have to have least started the course when you went for medical?
  13. by   ann h
    Quote from english_nurse
    i paid for my kids to have the hep here
    then i discovered you can get it done in free clinics in the usa
    pants!
    I thought you had to at least have started the course when you went for medical.
  14. by   RGN1
    Quote from english_nurse
    i paid for my kids to have the hep here
    then i discovered you can get it done in free clinics in the usa
    pants!
    I read this before (?I think from you???) Does that mean that they don't actually need to get it done before they go as I already know that my local clinic in Florida vaccinates free for required injections??

    I had been under the impression they wouldn't be able to go to the USA unless they had had all their vaccinations but if it's just that they need to have started their courses before being allowed into school then I will wait.

    Any chance of clarification of that???

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