Moving in the middle is convenient for planning around work, vacations, and other family obligations, but it also means starting the school year in a brand new community.
The entire moving process is difficult for kids. From leaving their friends to starting a new school, it can be overwhelming and extremely stressful. There are a few steps you can take to minimize this feeling as they start a new school year. As Brentwood residential movers, we have moved numerous families and helped them through this transition process. Here are a few tips to prepare your little ones for the new adventure that lies ahead:
- Tour the Campus- One of the most difficult aspects of moving is that every is unfamiliar. If possible, schedule a time to tour the school, meet the teachers, and introduce the kids to their new surrounds. If this is something that is done after the first day, then at least drive and walk around the facility so they have some semblance of familiarity.
- Get Excited- Many kids look forward to back-to-school shopping. Whether is school supplies or clothes, this can be a great way to get them excited about their first day at a new school.
- Get Involved- Many schools and communities offer a wide variety of clubs and organizations that would give your child the ability to get involved and make friends before the first day.
- Ask Them Questions- Even the shyest child will eventually answer questions, so keep asking. It’s important for them to know that you care and you support them. Plus if they are being bullied or having difficulty with the transition, they may not want to tell you at first so it is important to keep the channels of communication open and honest.
- Find Joy Outside of School- Even if school is a challenge for your child, finding things to love about your new hometown will help them make peace with the change. Explore restaurants, shops, cafes, local attractions, and things to do in the area to see what is available to you in your new hometown.
Moving is hard on everything. These tips will help your little ones take it all in their stride.
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