A move is a complex event no matter what age you are, but it is particularly and scary for your kids. Everything that they’ve known is being tossed to the wind, and they’re facing down everything from leaving their old friends behind to having to getting acquainted with a new school. With all of this turmoil, they’re going to be under a tremendous quantity of mental pressure. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we’ve helped families move
time and time again, and throughout the years we’ve seen techniques that can help your kids get used to their new location.
Begin by building a recognizable routine for your kids. This should be simple, as their house may be new, but their day-to-day should be mostly the same. They still need to get up, have breakfast, get cleaned up, and everything else.
You also need to plan time to visit the school ahead of their first day. This will allow you to sit down with the teacher and show your kids around so they can see their new classroom in a less stressful situation. Take them out to the playground and let them play on the jungle gym a bit. This will help them feel a bit more at home with their environment when school begins.
If they play sports and other similar things, you should find them a club or group that they can participate in. This will help them meet new kids their age and make friends. It’ll also help them feel grounded when they become an integral part of a team, allowing their transition to be much easier.
The essential thing is to just help them get out and meet new people while getting them used to their new area at the same time. By doing these things shortly after your move, you’ll be able to help them feel like everything is normal again quickly.