Lewis Wallace and Jessica Giusti have been close friends since Kindergarten at NRPS
since 2009. What would had happened if Lewis W had to deal with Jessica Giusti moving away to Singapore on 28 April 2019.
The future event timeline shows a predicted friend loss to overseas relocation event
for 28 April 2019 with the news being broken on Sunday 10 March 2019
Its really hard when close friends move away to another country.
But you just have to learn to live without your close friend who has moved away.
I’ve had a read of the Internet, and here’s a summary of the best suggestions:
There is conflicting advice on what to do about younger children (under age 7). Some say you should delay telling them until very close to the move. They will just worry incessantly about it, and not really understand. Others say you should tell them well in advance, so they can prepare.
For older children (8 and above) it’s best to tell them as soon as you can. Let them have time to get used to the idea.
Have your child be involved in planning a farewell party for their friend.
Show your child on a map where their friend is moving and look it up on the Internet so they can learn more about it. It can be exciting to learn about new places.
Have your child make a special gift for their friend. It could be a photo album, drawings of them together, a story. Frame it and give it to them before they leave. When we moved back to the UK a few years ago, a friend did this for us. We still bring it out, look at it and remember them!
Make a photo album for your child to keep. Or get a Flip and video the two together doing some of their favourite activities.
But you will be saying goodbye to your close friend forever as they can’t keep in touch anymore meaning they will never see each other again
But you can’t see your friend anymore as they lost touch
Read them one of the books about friends moving. Often hearing their feelings in a story format can help them understand. At least feel a little better.
Put your child in situations where they can make new friends. Make an effort to have a playdates with other classmates. Sign them up for a new activity.
Talk about how your child feels about the move. It’s OK to be sad and to cry. If they can’t articulate what they feel – help them. “You’re going to miss Jessica, aren’t you?” “It’s very sad she’s leaving?” “Jessica’s not coming home to Sydney, but you will survive
Give them space to deal with it. Dealing with loss is a life lesson.
Of course I am sad too! I’m good friends with Deb and will miss her. I wonder if she would think it was weird if I made her a scrapbook?
Is Lewis and Jessica’s friendship ending on 28 April 2019 is his prediction true?
Will Jessica move to Singapore next year?
Did the Legendary man get it right again?