Have you experienced a drastic change in your life? By drastic, I mean life-changing in a way that you often find yourself questioning yourself. Was this the right move? Did I make the right choice? Will I be able to adapt quickly? Will I be able to make friends? Well, Elizabeth Makes a Friend, by Carmen Jimenez-Pride, will help you and your little loved ones understand what it's like to make a life changing decision and the impact it will have on your life. Change is tough in itself, but do we truly know how children may feel and how they cope with change based on the decisions we make as adults?
Moving to a new place is a big change, especially for children. Children often don't have a say in the decision making around moving, especially if you are in a military family. Moving is a part of the process, but as parents we should be cognizant of the effects it may have on our children. We know when it's time to pick up and move, it means finding a new school, daycare, community activities, summer camps, and so much more.
For a child entering a new school, we have no idea what they are thinking. One thing we can be sure of though is being hopeful that they make friends. Alex is the new kid on the block... or at school I should say and Elizabeth wants to "meet him", but she's not sure how she should go about it. Elizabeth seeks advice from her father who is able to help out without a doubt. Elizabeth did exactly what her father told her to do and it's almost like they’ve each other for a long time. Have you ever met someone and thought that? I do it all the time.
Join me in reminding our children and youth that it is always a nice gesture to introduce yourself to the new student, being kind, being a friend, and ultimately understanding different family dynamics. You will find this book to be a great resource for you, your family, educators, and so much more especially if you are a military family (or not).
Grab your copy of Elizabeth Makes a Friend today! Available for book readings as well as homeschool activity workshops. Contact us today at Carmen@outspokenllc.com to set up your next reading or workshop.
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