A move is an elaborate event no matter what age you are, but it is especially upsetting and eerie for your kids. Everything that they’ve known is being thrown to the wind, and they’re looking at 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 ton quantity of stress. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we’ve helped families move
quite a few times, and throughout the years we’ve seen techniques that can help your kids adapt to their new location.
Start by putting together a well-known routine for your kids. This should be pretty easy, as their house may be different, 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 plan time to visit the school before 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 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 surroundings when school begins.
If they’re interested in sports and other activities, you should look into finding 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 secure when they become an integral part of a team, allowing their transition to be much easier.
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 back to normal.