My friend is moving back to India for good in May this year 2010. She has 11yr old and 6yr old girls. She will go with kids and get them in school and then hubby will follow depending on his job and when he gets. But as of now the plan is she goes first and hubby follows her in around 6-8 months. They have already talked to the kids. The 6 yr old is least bothered but the 11yr old feels sad she will miss her friends and other things here. She is very active in extra curricular activities here like sports, music etc. Can you advise how my friend should be dealing with these feelings of her dd?? Also, what does she need to do for less stressful transition for the kids. As of now the school admission has been dealt with successfully....only they have to go and take a formal test. But admission does not seem to be a problem as they have already talked to the school authority on this.