Being a traveling healthcare professional with children presents unique challenges. Yet, many people do it and enjoy it. Travel offers many opportunities for children as they get the chance to experience different places and people.
One of the biggest challenges is schooling, and there are several options here.
One option is to enroll your child in the local public school. If you follow this course, do a little research beforehand to find a good school district. Taking children in and out of schools more often has its drawbacks, and you need to keep a close eye on your child to make sure they have handling the transition successfully. Look for the warning signs of impending problems, such as moodiness, withdrawal or depression.
Your child needs to know they have support in all of this. Keep the lines of communication open and talk about their feelings and emotions about the moves. Your child needs to know you are with them every step of the way.
Another option is homeschooling, and there are some excellent homeschool programs available. This is a good option if there is a second adult who can stay at home to work with the child. You may also want to hire a tutor to help with the homeschooling. www.k12.com is a website that can help you get started if you are interested in this option
Another option is cyber schooling. This is free, online public school for grades K through 12. It offers an online curriculum, and is managed by the public school system. It is entirely guided online, so there is no need to worry about your child obtaining the necessary credits or meeting graduation criteria.
When traveling with children, you need take special care when choosing housing. You want to find a neighborhood that is safe and make sure the housing offers amenities for children, such as a playground, walking trails and a pool. Are there athletic facilities nearby, such as basketball courts, baseball fields or tennis courts? Make sure your home or apartment has a security system.
Some people install cameras so they can see what is happening at home when they are out and the child is with a nanny or babysitter. There is an app that enables you to use the cam remotely. They can pan and zoom, allow for talking, and operate through Wi-Fi.
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