Moving to a New Country! Essay

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It was a beautiful, sunny day in South Florida. I was six years old, playing by the pool with my new puppy. I loved swimming in the pool almost every day after school. I also enjoyed going out on our boat after school or crossing the street and going to the beach. My father came home one evening with some interesting news. Now, I do not remember exactly how I felt about the news at that time, but it seemed like I did not mind that much. He had announced that we were going to move back to my birth country, Belgium. I had been living in Florida for five years and it was basically all I had known so I did not know what to expect. I had to live with my mom at first, and then my sister would join us after she graduated high school and my father…show more content…
Every show I watched, every person I talked to, everything I did had to be in French. Learning a new language is always beneficial in getting better jobs when children are older, traveling and marketing your work or business globally. As stated in Carey’s article “Pediatrician David Wood analyzed interviews with families of 9,915 six to seventeen-year-olds. Parents revealed how many times the family had moved and answered questions about their children's growth and development, their performance at school, and behaviors. It turned out that more than half the children had moved at least twice-some as many as five times-but these kids were as well-adjusted, physically and socially, as the 25 percent who'd stayed put(12).” I had no problems adjusting to my new school and friends because I was young and involved in school activities. I was known as the “American girl” even though I was born in Belgium like the other kids. I was the new kid, but I do not know why adults always made it seem scary and confusing. I loved being the new kid because it was so much easier to make new friends. Everyone asked me questions about Florida and it gave me the opportunity to start a conversation. It is a lot easier to make new friends when people are used to change and moving around. Children become more outgoing and open. Kids that move to new schools should be very involved and participate in school activities. I used to have a jazz dance class after school with all
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