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How can I make settling in easier for my children?

Crayons For most adults, settling in involves making large adjustments to a new community, new social contacts and perhaps a different style of living. By and large, most parents make these adjustments successfully.

But what about children? For youngsters, a relocation can be either a traumatic or a delightful new experience – with much depending on how the parents handle the move.

Here are some tips for parents:
  • Parents’ positive attitudes about a new environment inspire positive attitudes in children.
  • Schedules kept as normal as possible help give children the extra security needed in the new surroundings.
  • Calling on new neighbors allows children to meet other children who may live nearby.
  • Ask for academic tutoring if a new school is dramatically different from a child’s old school, and give the child much encouragement and praise.
  • Parents should be available at mealtime, bedtime and after school, to listen and to share in their children’s new experiences.
  • Signing up a child for one or two activities, sports or lessons helps the child meet new friends and establish or continue special interests. Ask the school if they have a "buddy program" for new kids, especially a neighborhood bus buddy.
  • Listen to special requests for clothing, bikes and other equipment that may not have been a "necessity" in the previous neighborhood but can help a child get along with new peers.
  • Visits to the old home and visits from old friends help a child adjust, while maintaining a sense of roots.
  • Patience is important during the whole adjustment period; finding a new sense of "home" takes time.
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