Help your Kids Transition to Their New Home

Family moved to new homeBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

A move is a complicated task no matter what age you are, but it is particularly upsetting and eerie for your children. All that they’ve known is being blown away in the wind, and they’re staring at everything from leaving their old buddies behind to having to discover a new school. With all of this turbulence, they’re going to be under a tremendous amount of stress. Being a professional moving company in Little Rock, we’ve helped families move quite a few times, and throughout the years we’ve seen ways that can help your children adapt to their new location.

Begin by putting together a well-known routine for your kids. This should be simple, as their house may have changed, but their day-to-day should be nearly 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 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 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 familiar with their environment when school begins.

If they take part in sports and other activities, find them a club or group that they can participate 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 used to their new area at the same time. By doing these things not long after your move, you will be able to help them feel like everything is back to normal.

If you are looking for a professional mover in Little Rock to help with your long distance or local move, call us today!


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