Moving away

If despite these suggestions, your children is having trouble adjusting after a month or so, please talk to your child's doctor who can help you decide if further counseling is necessary, although this is usually not indicated.

Hopefully you'll find tips like these to be ones that move you in the right direction when it comes to moving your family to a new place.

Lewis First, M.D., is chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. You can also catch "First with Kids" weekly on WOKO 98.9 FM and WCAX-TV Channel 3. Visit the First with Kids archives at www.vermontchildrens.org.

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