A move is an elaborate event no matter what age you are, but it is particularly confusing and eerie for your kids. Everything that they’ve grown up with is being thrown to the wind, and they’re looking at everything from leaving their old friends behind to having to figuring out a new school. With all of this chaos, they’re going to be under a tremendous quantity of mental pressure. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we’ve helped families move
quite a few times, and over the years we’ve seen ways that can help your kids acclimate to their new location.
Start by building 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 also need to plan time to visit the school before 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 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 familiar with their surroundings when school begins.
If they’re interested in sports and other similar things, you should find them a club or group that they can take part 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 used 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 going to be just fine.