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Tackling Transitions

<address><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: small;">by Shirley Kawa-Jump and Dr. David Johnson, DNS, RN</span></span></address><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: small;">As the wife of a career Navy man, Jen Galvin of Mountain View, CA, is an old hand at transitions. The Galvins and their three children move every three years or so. She says maintaining communication with the children has helped ease the change from one city to the next. “I talked to them honestly about moving and what good things would happen because of the move,” Galvin says. The recent CA move brought the children closer to their grandparents—a bonus. “We talked about the fact that our family will always stay together and we move together because of Daddy’s job.”</span>