A move is a complex event no matter what age you are, but it is notably confusing and scary for your kids. Everything that they’ve grown up with is being blown away in the wind, and they’re staring 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 tremendous amount of stress. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we’ve helped families move
time and time again, and throughout the years we’ve seen ways that can help your kids acclimate to their new location.
Begin by establishing a recognizable routine for your kids. This should be simple, 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 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 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 similar things, find them a club or group that they can sign up for. 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 not long after your move, you’ll be able to help them feel like everything is going to be just fine.