CHILDREN AND SAFETY
When children are in an unfamiliar envi-
ronment, they can easily forget basic
safety rules. The following are always a
• 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.
MEDICAL AND SAFETY
It is a fact that moving places additional
stress on individuals and consequently,
they are more vulnerable to accidents
or illness, not to mention unexpected
flare-ups of chronic health conditions.
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
Learn the procedures, telephone numbers
EMBRACE THE MOVE
and access codes for emergency care and
always carry medical identification with
you. Also, in an emergency, you may
forget your new telephone number and/
or address so before an emergency 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. Directions will not only
be useful for family members in the early
days at your new home, but they will also
assist babysitters and visiting relatives.
Whether or not you have children, or you
are married, single or retired, relocating to
a new community can 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!
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.
Whether or not you have children, or you are married,
single or retired, relocating to a new community can become
a wonderful and enriching experience.