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Ponderings

Some ponderings for today.

Firstly, where is my card. It's totally disappeared. It was here the other day, now it is gone.

Secondly, I have no idea what my Internet password is and this is annoying me now.

Thirdly, where did the White Stripes [www.whitestripes.com] come from? Because up until about a month ago I had never heard of or seen them before, and now they are all over the teevee and the radio. It's weird.

Fourthly, there is on teevee this programme called get a new life or something where these two people relocate folk. The programme is totally cheesey but basically my pondering is over if it is a good idea to relocate when you have young kids. I mean is it fair on the kids to take them out of school and plonk them in a foreign country? I'm not sure, especially some of them where they have been put in countries with different languages. Hmm.

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a_damn_name
May. 15th, 2003 12:05 pm (UTC)
best to be left in the dark about that band, i've heard them once, not more than once, and i hate them already :p
tashmania
May. 15th, 2003 12:09 pm (UTC)
As far as the concept of relocation goes, many moons ago my grandparents relocated to England from Kenya with my mother (at the time 8 years old) and uncle (6 years old) in tow. Apparently, the first year or so was hellish, but once they grasped the language they were okay, and prospered. The End.

In my opinion, if the children are very young then there isn't too much of a problem. Younger children are a lot better at picking up new languages and such, so would find it easier to adjust. I'd imagine it would be more of a shock for the parents and perhaps older children.
bunnyk
May. 15th, 2003 01:18 pm (UTC)
We relocated a lot when I was younger - when I was 2 we moved to Hong Kong, and then when I was 4 we moved to Germany... we were taught to read by our ayah in Hong Kong - from the back of the book to the front, naturally... *g* then had to relearn when we went to Germany, where we learned another language and another culture - it never seemed to bother us. If you're quite young, it's relatively easy to adjust, I think. It's quite upsetting when you get to be a bit older, though - it got to the point where the Wook and I hated moving because it meant leaving schools and friends behind, which was why we ended up in boarding schools.
grmbledook
May. 16th, 2003 02:40 am (UTC)
According to an ex-girlfriend ... relocation isn't hard on kids ... it's the pressure parent put on you to make new friends that sucks. She did it a few times ... Yorkshire to South Africa ... South Africa to Cheshire ... Cheshire to Yorkshire (at which point she gave up and decided to stay in London permanently since that where she was just starting Uni)
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