Help your Kids Transition to Their New Home with These Tips from Oil Capitol Relocation

picture of family moving into new homeA move is a complicated event no matter what age you are, but it is particularly confusing and scary for your kids. Everything that they’ve known is being tossed to the wind, and they’re looking at everything from leaving their old friends behind to having to getting acquainted with a new school. With all of this turmoil, they’re going to be under a tremendous amount of stress. Here at Oil Capitol Relocation, we’ve helped families move time and time again, and over the years we’ve seen ways that can help your kids get used to their new location.

Begin by putting together a recognizable 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 should also plan time to swing by the school ahead of their first day. This will allow you to sit down with 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’re interested in sports and other activities, 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 more comfortable.

The essential thing is to just help them get out and meet new people while getting them adapted 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 normal again quickly.