Disruptive as moving is for parents, it can be more traumatic for kids, who are not part of the decision and might not understand it. Kids need time and attention. If the family has had a major life change, such as death or divorce you may want to wait for kids to adjust . The moving decision may be out of your hands, but even though you are unhappy, maintain a positive attitude. Adults moods can greatly affect children. No matter what the circumstances, the most IMPORTANT WAY TO PREPARE KIDS TO MOVE IS TO TALK ABOUT IT. Involve the kids in the planning as much as possible, in the house-hunting process or search for a new school. Then they do not feel forced. If moving across town, take kids to visit the new house and explore the new neighborhood. For distance moves go to the Internet. MORE TO COME!