There will be times in your life where you have to just pack up your things and go. Families often find themselves in situations where they have to move in the middle of the school year, which can be hard for a kid of any age. That’s why we’ve put together a few ideas to help make your move a bit easier to deal with.
Preparation is Key
It’s never too early to start doing some research. Sit down and take the time to look into schools in the area and see what works best for you and your child’s needs. There may be a school close to your new home or possibly some great after-school programs or activities that will help your child make friends and have some fun. Get organized with all the necessary paperwork ahead of time and save yourself from a headache later on. You can make copies of vaccination forms, birth certificates, medical records, and school transcripts to provide to the new school or just to keep for your own records. Even looking into fun after-school clubs and organizations can be a wonderful idea. Putting your child in a setting where they’ll be able to make friends and have fun will make all of the stress and anxiety from the move a thing of the past in no time!
Get That Familiar Feeling
If possible, you and your child should take a day to visit the new school so they can feel a bit more acclimated on their real first day. A tour around the campus and a meeting with their teacher can help build a level of familiarity that would ease any anxieties about walking in on their first day and feeling lost or alone. Talking to their new teacher can also help give both of you an idea of where in the curriculum they’ll be and what’s to be expected of them once things really start. You could also consider asking the school to put you in contact with another family in the area. The perspective you can gain from someone who has experience with what you’re about to start can be invaluable. For example, you may not realize how bad traffic can be in the mornings on the way to school, or maybe there are great after-school clubs or tutoring programs that you wouldn’t be privy to otherwise. Take all the help you can get and your experience will be great.
Talk to Your Child
Without a doubt, your child will be experiencing a lot of confusing, new, feelings during this time. They’re going to be nervous, a bit scared and unsure, and maybe even excited – but all of this is common and completely understandable. Make sure your child feels listened to and understood; it’s the most important thing you can do and will help ease any negative feelings they have. Make sure they have time to be themselves and have fun. Try and organize some kind of farewell experience with their old teacher or their close friends so they have something they can look back on and feel happy remembering. Above all else, please be patient with them. They have every right to be upset or angry, but eventually, they’ll come around and grow to be comfortable with their new environment.
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