Moving is tough for children and time that is emotional. Their wold is being disrupted, and if moving out of town, they are leaving their friends. Routines are also disrupted. It is a time that children need the support of their parent or parents. There are things that you can do to help your kids cope with moving.
Keep to your routine as closely as possible. If Friday night is pizza night, keep it a pizza night. Children will feel less of strain when routines are followed. Have them up at their regular time and in bed at bedtime. If a holiday or birthday is during the time frame of the move, celebrate it if possible. Keep to your routines as normal as possible.
Lift your child’s spirit by helping them get involved. Talk to them about how they would like to decorate their new room. Get colour chips from the paint store and magazines for ideas. Get boxes and let your child pack their own things, as well as get them involved with the packing of the house. It is important that children are included in the move.
Let your child stay connected. Get a phone book so they can get numbers and addresses to keep up with old friends. Encourage them to call, exchange photos and visit on a regular basis. Have a going away party for the child at home or the school, allowing them closure.
Take them around town, to the park, the hamburger joint, etc. Encourage your child to get involved in after-school activities to make friends that have similar interests. Invite play groups over, take your child to the library and movie theatre, and let them start to get familiar with their surroundings, and comfortable making friends.
Volunteer at school, the parent’s club, etc. Often, it is much easier for a child to feel comfortable with Mom close by. Also, getting to know parents means your children will likely get to know their kids. So, get involved at your child’s school.
It is important that you offer your child support during the move. Knowing a parent is there to share their emotions with, and cry on their shoulder is a big help to children when moving. After all, they are moving from their comfort zone, leaving many friends behind. For more details about relocation and Movers Sydney please contact AAA Movers call 1300 727 115
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