Originally Posted by GreenMom
As I said in my post though, my kids are very young and don't question such things.
I think that makes a HUGE difference. When they are young, there is no need to explain. Things just are and have always been that way. However, they are dealing with teenagers, where moving, even just 3 blocks away, is reason for massive drama. Most little kids deal with change in their parents lives quite well as do older kids that are ready and itching to move out on their own. With teenagers, especially teenage girls, it's more "Why are you doing this to ME? I'm so embarrassed", etc as if the sole purpose in what your doing is just to "ruin their life".