Important Information to All Parents Who Have Relocated Their Family to a New Country
Making the decision to relocate your family, uprooting them and yourself from everything you know, is often a difficult but necessary decision.
Possibly, the move to a foreign country was because of a career change or better opportunities.
Whatever the reason for moving to a foreign country, we all know that it most likely wasn’t an easy process. There were many factors taken into consideration and many questions that were on your mind:
- Will we make it in a different country?
- Will we be able to adapt to new and different ways?
- How will our culture be viewed when we arrive?
- Will we be accepted? Will we be able to make friends?
With all of those questions that you had to ask yourself, I’m sure one of the most important considerations involved your children.
Your children share a big portion of your entire world. As parents, you would do anything for them. I’m sure that before you made the choice to relocate, questions regarding your children were on the top of your list. Would they be able to adjust, make friends, and adapt? All of these issues were very important to you. Finally, after much research and thought, you packed up your belongings and left everything that was familiar to you. You left the country of your birth and relocated to an English speaking country.
YOU DID IT!….YOU FACED YOUR FEARS AND RELOCATED. YOU’VE BEEN ACCEPTED IN YOUR COMMUNITY, YOU HAVE FRIENDS, AND YOUR FAMILY IS DOING WELL.
AND EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE VERY HAPPY AND SATISFIED WITH YOUR CHOICE, THERE IS ONE SINGLE FACT THAT IS EATING AWAY AT YOUR EMOTIONS DAY AND NIGHT:
Deep Inside the Core of Your Being, You Hold Your Culture, Your Traditions, and the Language of Your Homeland Dear to Your Heart. And although you made the right choice by moving to another country, you feel helpless as you witness your children lost in a culture that is not their own…
It wasn’t something that happened intentionally. Maybe your children were brought to this English speaking country at a very young age, or were born here.
Regardless of the reason, there is a PROBLEM. Every time your child comes home from school to explain a new and exciting tradition or holiday they have learned, or learn more about the history of this country, your emotions are mixed. You are happy that they are doing so well, but deep inside you have a longing in your heart to pass on your heritage, your culture, your language, and their true history on to them.