A move is a complicated event no matter what age you are, but it is particularly upsetting and scary for your kids. Everything that they’ve known is being thrown to the wind, and they’re running into everything from leaving their old friends behind to having to discover a new school. With all of this chaos, they’re going to be under a tremendous amount of mental pressure. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we’ve helped families move
time and time again, and over the years we’ve seen techniques that can help your kids adapt to their new location.
Begin by establishing a well-known routine for your kids. This should be pretty easy, as their house may be new, but their day-to-day should remain mostly the same. They still need to get up, have breakfast, get cleaned up, and everything else.
You should also plan time to visit the school before their first day. This will let you sit down with the teacher and show your kids around so they can see their new classroom in a less stressful environment. Take them out to the playground and let them play on the jungle gym a bit. This will help them feel a bit more acquainted with their surroundings when school starts.
If they’re interested in sports and other activities, 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 more comfortable.
The essential thing is to just help them get out and meet new people while getting them adapted to their new area at the same time. By doing these things not long after your move, you’ll be able to help them feel like everything is back to normal.