Moving Families Initiative
The Moving Families Initiative is a national plan focusing on serving the needs of families moving with young children. The Initiative connects moving families with real estate agents who are REALTORS® to take a proactive approach on the physical and emotional strain kids face when changing neighborhoods and schools.
Millions of children move with their families every year, but the emotional and physical strain of changing schools, neighborhoods and friends is rarely addressed. The Moving Families Initiative aims to alleviate the stress that inevitably comes with moving. It’s important that kids develop the behavioral skills to thrive socially and emotionally in a new climate.
At the heart of the Moving Families Initiative is a short animated children’s DVD, The Great Moving Adventure, which helps young children deal with the emotional and physical impact of moving. The DVD is meant to be given as a gift from a participating real estate agent specifically to a family moving with young children.
If you’re considering moving or relocating your family with young children, newborns to 18 years old, you are encouraged to contact your local, participating real estate agent for information on the Moving Families Initiative, The Great Moving Adventure DVD, and steps to take to assist your kids in dealing with the emotional and physical challenges of moving.