4 Tips for Moving During the School Year

October 25, 2019

Moving can be hard enough, but when it’s during the middle of the school year it can be extremely challenging. Whether it is because of job relocation, downsizing or upsizing homes, or family reasons – the difficult transition for the children is often the hardest consideration when moving. Sometimes, moving before the school year start is not possible, and kids are forced to move during the middle of the school year. Here are tips to make this transition as smooth as possible. 

It Will Take Time

When a child transfers to another school when the school year has already begun, you will need to give your child time to adjust. Depending on the child and their way of dealing with change, it may take a lot of effort when they are settling into the new school. Have a conversation with your child about how they are feeling and how you can help them during this time. If you initialize this conversation early, your kid will be more likely to open up to you and remember to be sympathetic about the transition. 

Out with the Old, In with the New, but Not with Friends!

One of the biggest challenges of moving is leaving behind your friends. It is important to make time for your child to reconnect with their old friends. Depending on how far you moved, there will be different ways to organize playdates or phone calls. Moving is an opportunity for your kids to be exposed to a new environment and people. Encourage your child to make new friends at their new school, and after they are fully integrated into their new routine these friends will take center stage. 

School Activities 

One of the easiest ways to begin your child’s transition is talking about the exciting activities that the new school offers. Your kid might be interested in joining something new and will meet other students of like-minded interested. 

Talk with the New School 

If possible, get in touch with those who work at the school and ask if they can help your child adapt to their new environment. Your child seems to have adjusted to the new school it may not always be the case. Your kid might be hiding their problems with you and acting out at school. Make sure to talk to the school that way you can discuss with teachers and administration those who interact with your child for most of the day. 

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