John Mason +44 (0)151 449 3938 International House 35 Wilson Road Huyton Business Park

Moving with children

New comic strip tackles children homesickness when moving

Homesickness is one of the most common things children suffer with when moving to a new country. Our new comic strip featuring the John Mason International Moving Gang explores the issues and helps to remind children that thanks to technology the world is a smaller place.

When you first find out that you’re moving, a million thoughts may race through your head. The next place those thoughts should go is simple: out of your mouth! If you’re afraid that you won’t make new friends, nervous about riding the bus with new children, or upset because you have to give up your position as captain of the football team, don’t keep it to yourself. Whatever you’re feeling, talk to your mum or dad about it. It is always better to talk about your feelings, even if your parent seems to have a lot of his or her own worries. Your parent will be glad you shared your feelings — and so will you.

Finding out about the new country you’ll be living can make you feel better for a couple of reasons. First, you’ll feel less nervous when you know what to expect, and second, you may start getting a little excited about the new place you’re headed to.

Settling in might take a little while. You might wake up in your new room and think, “Where am I?” Take it slow and give the new place a chance. Once your house is growing on you, it will probably be time to start at your new school. You need patience there, too.  Little by little, you’ll make friends and feel at home in your new country. Maybe you were taking karate before, so you’ll want to find a new karate school where you can keep working on your green belt. Or maybe being in a new place will inspire you to try something new — like art classes, guitar lessons, or the basketball team. The more children you meet, the more your new town will feel like home.

And like Khloe Kiwi don’t forget to keep in touch with your old pals. It can be fun to message and video chat — and it can even be fun to send letters or postcards. Maybe your best friend from your old town will be able to visit you sometime. Then you can show off your new city and introduce him or her to your new friends.

Visit www.movinggang.com for more adventures and tips from John Mason International Moving Gang.

New Zealand

Visas for New Zealand – Holidays, Working Holidays and Work Visas

23 October 2017

New Zealand

John Mason International Partners with ‘Kiwis for Kiwi’ in the Bid to Save the Kiwi Bird

17 October 2017

New Zealand

Visas for New Zealand -Study, Family, Business and Residence

16 October 2017

USA

Paying Tax in the United States

9 October 2017

Canada

Moving to Canada – What you can and can’t take with you!

2 October 2017

Australia

Visas for Australia – Visitor, Student and Working Holiday Visas

25 September 2017

Our Credentials

As one of the leading Movers on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from our highly trained and competent team. We have been recognised by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials.

Some of our Customer Reviews

Thank you and everybody involved, you are an excellent team and an absolute pleasure to deal with.

J.D. Liverpool, UK to Toronto, Canada -
July 2017

My whole experience with John Mason's has been very good, from having Tony surveying till today with the container being packed, I will definitely recommend John Mason to provide removal services.

M.H. South Shields, UK to Perth, Australia – July 2017

Thanks Suzanne for all your help – it’s not easy trying to sort things out from such a long distance away and you’ve been superb! Thank you!

C.H. Warrington, UK to Edmonton, Canada - August 2017

About us