A move is an elaborate event no matter what age you are, but it is notably confusing and scary for your kids. All that they’ve known is being tossed to the wind, and they’re running into everything from leaving their old friends behind to having to figuring out a new school. With all of this turbulence, they’re going to be under a ton amount of stress. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we’ve helped families move
quite a few times, and over the years we’ve seen techniques that can help your kids get used to their new location.
Begin by putting together a recognizable routine for your kids. This should be pretty easy, as their house may have changed, 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 should also schedule time to visit the school prior to their first day. This will allow you to meet 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 environment when school begins.
If they play 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 smoother.
The primary 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 soon after your move, you’ll be able to help them feel like everything is going to be just fine.