N.M. asks from San Jose, CA on March 20, 2008
Our Best Friends Will Be Moving...
We just had to tell our kids that their best friends will be moving to Seattle this summer. Both our whole families are super close, so we will all be missing our best friends. Does anyone have suggestions on how to make this any easier? We probably have about four months left. Thanks for your help!
E.L. answers from San Francisco on March 20, 2008
how far away are they moving?
Maybe you can plan for a visit in the near future? so while they are leaving, you can look forward to a reunion.
maybe set up skype so you can do phone calls over the internet using webcams for free. then you can set aside time once a week to chat and catch up.
M.B. answers from San Francisco on March 21, 2008
Gosh, times sure have changed I was reading the other responses and I forgot about the wonders of the internet. When I was little we moved from N.Y to California and I left my best friend. Our families were very close and stayed in touch with Christmas cards etc. and in Junior High her Father got a job in Los Angeles and we were able to meet and I feel like she will always be my best friend so somehow it will all work out if you stay in touch with the families. You can even agree to go on a vacation together in a few years.
D.M. answers from San Francisco on March 21, 2008
We moved away when our first child was two. She had a best friend she was very attached to. The other family gave us a going away present of a framed picture of the two of them. It was soooo cute and it helped my daughter (and me) with it emotionally.
Perhaps you could work out a photo exchange with the other parents...
B.J. answers from San Francisco on March 21, 2008
Introduce your kids to a safe email program, and show them how they can stay in touch. You may also want to install a video email program so they can still 'see' their friends. Also have them draw pictures for one another and put them in snail-mail, and plan annual get-togethers.
Best of luck to you!