A move is a complex event regardless what age you are, but it is notably confounding and intimidating 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 tremendous quantity of stress. Here at Oil Capitol Relocation, we’ve helped families move
time and time again, and over the years we’ve seen techniques that can help your kids acclimate to their new location.
Start by building a well-known routine for your kids. This should be simple, as their house may be different, 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 need to also schedule time to visit the school prior to their first day. This will let you sit down with 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 acquainted with their surroundings when school starts.
If they play sports and other similar things, you should look into finding 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 more comfortable.
The primary thing is to just help them get out and meet new people while getting them accustomed to their new area at the same time. By doing these things shortly after your move, you’ll be able to help them feel like everything is back to normal.