Moving troubles

Packing before a move Photo by Aberdeen Proving Ground, Flickr

Packing before a move
Photo by Aberdeen Proving Ground, Flickr

by Dorsa Ghiassi

Level 2

Moving has a lot of troubles and difficulties.
I had this experience three times.
Moving for me is one of the hardest things
you could do on earth.
Because you go into an entirely new environment.
The hardest part would be for children
when they change schools.
Especially when they come
to a school in the middle of the year.
Other students already made good friends,
and they don’t want to come and rely on a new person.
They’d rather be with the friend
who they already know about.

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Dorsa at home in Denver this year Photo by Elham Ghaemi Nejad

Dorsa at home in Denver this year
Photo by Elham Ghaemi Nejad

The middle of the year
When I came in the middle of the year
to a whole new school, I felt alone.
But it takes time for us children
to get used to a new place.
I now have friends. But I am still not as happy
as I was in my last move.
I strongly believe that children
are the most sensitive creatures on earth
because they cannot see the future
as well as grown-ups can.
This is the reason that children don’t understand
and sometimes argue about
the decisions their parents make.

Dorsa (left) with two friends in Vancouver, before her move to Denver Photo courtesy of Nancy Carson

Dorsa (left) with two friends in Vancouver, before her move to Denver
Photo courtesy of Nancy Carson

Tips from Dorsa
Dorsa says, “The tips that I have for young children
are to try to take everything easy.
Don’t stress out on things or just try to be calm.
Try to get used to the new environment
(even though it is extremely hard).”

Editor’s note:
Dorsa is 12 years old, and she is from Iran.
She moved from Vancouver, B.C. to Denver, Colorado,
in December, 2012.
She is in Grade 6 in Denver now
and has already won awards for her hard work.