Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Moving Survival Kit

Aidan's teachers gave him this moving survival kit, full of all sorts of things to help him as he transitions out of here. It came with a "parents' letter" containing tips about how to help him through the stages of grief he's experiencing as he says goodbye to his friends.

The kit contains sandpaper ("Things may become a little 'rough' at times but if you work at it things become smooth"), a puzzle piece ("life in a new place may feel puzzling but you will figure out where the pieces go eventually") and a bookmark ("to mark your place wherever you are"). If you click on the picture you should be able to read the whole thing.

Just one more reason to miss this school....


Shannon said... [Reply]

Wow that is so cool. The school there did sound fabulous. Still in awe over the juggling.

The Johnsons said... [Reply]

This is really wonderful! Our expat circle is losing some great families soon to repatriation, and I think the kids (and parents) could both benefit from this thoughtful tool.

Thanks for sharing, and know I will remain a faithful reader wherever e-mail from the embassy is sent out from!

Good luck with the packing/moving/transitions etc!

jia you!!

Z. Marie said... [Reply]

What an awesome idea!

A Daring Adventure said... [Reply]

Oh, how touching and (bitter)sweet. What a blessing.

Please. Write your own stuff.