Help your Kids Transition to Their New Home with These Tips from A-1 Freeman Moving Group

picture of family moving into new homeA move is a complex event regardless what age you are, but it is particularly confounding and scary for your kids. All that they’ve grown up with is being blown away in 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 amount of stress. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we’ve helped families move time and time again, and over the years we’ve seen techniques that can help your kids get used to their new location.

Begin by establishing a familiar routine for your kids. This should be simple, as their house may be new, 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 schedule time to swing by the school ahead of 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 acquainted with their environment when school starts.

If they’re interested in sports and other activities, you should look into finding 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 secure when they become an integral part of a team, allowing their transition to be much more comfortable.

The main 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 soon after your move, you’ll be able to help them feel like everything is going to be just fine.