- 54 pages
- Standard Color
- 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Young Children (7-11 yrs old)
- eBook (epub, pdf)
- 978-1-5255-1350-3 eBook
- 978-1-5255-1349-7 Paperback
- 978-1-5255-1348-0 Hardcover
- Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Emotions & Feelings
- Juvenile Fiction, Family
- Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, New Experience
moving with children, moving to a new home, moving to a new place, relocation, being transferred, saying goodbye, leaving home
Sarah Honey's Moving Day
Moving Day: a stressful time.
Security is associated with home, and when a house is no longer a home, a child's world crumbles. Parents try to guide them through the transition, but children facing new emotions may not communicate well. All they know is that the word "goodbye" makes them feel unhappy.
Sarah Honey's Moving Day is the story of a family transfer through the eyes of a child. While her family has experienced a move before, Sarah has not. It seems like she is the only one who wants to stay. On moving day, Sarah accompanies her mother on a series of errands before they leave town. Each stop becomes more difficult as Sarah says goodbye to meaningful people in her life, especially her best friend. Sarah is unable to express herself, so she acts out in frustration. How will she come to terms with leaving everything behind?
With the help of Sarah Honey's Moving Day, children may identify and talk about their insecurities. Parents may discover innovative ways to find an underlying fear hidden beneath their child's behavior.
"Been there and experienced this with my own child's first move. A child being uprooted from the only home, safe space, friends and community they've ever known can be a traumatic experience for them. This is a very sweet story that I think any child will relate to and also an excellent reference for parents who are struggling with their child's turbulent emotions over their first or any move." - D.W. Hammond, retired R.C.M.P. Staff Sergeant.
"This beautifully written story has a child's perception of moving and parting with all she has known until now. Confusion, sadness and fear have to be dealt with by young Sarah Honey. This book will certainly help families emotionally prepare for an upcoming move in their lives." - G.G. Peters, nurse.
Anne Jacobson can remember feeling anxious when her family relocated during her childhood. Then, as an adult teaching grade school, she helped nervous new students adjust to her classroom. Years later, Anne discovered how a transfer felt as a parent with her own children. Her daughter provided the inspiration for Sarah Honey’s Moving Day during a transfer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from Rocky Mountain House to Red Deer, Alberta. At the time, Anne could not find books that covered the vulnerability faced by children whose families move. She hopes her story will reach the hearts of children who struggle with leaving the security of home.
Anne is a former freelance journalist for newspapers and magazines in Alberta. She was an elementary school teacher, and then a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police before her writing career. Anne now lives in Regina, Saskatchewan. She loves spending time with her pets and family, especially her three grandchildren, Dylan, Vincent and Sierra. Anne enjoys the prairies, where city limits are easily escaped, and one can see forever in all directions.
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