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5 Ways to Handle a Move at the Start of a School Year

by Dusty Rhodes | Dec 04, 2017

Moving is a difficult task in any situation, but when kids are involved it can be almost twice as difficult because of school.  Ideally, it is best to move in the summer before the school year begins, but unfortunately you can’t always control the timing.  In addition to helping your kids’ transition to a new school, parents will feel the stress of getting settled in their new home.  Here are a few tips and advice for how to handle moving at the beginning of the school year.

Talk to Your Child’s Teacher
Moving at the beginning of the school year can be difficult for children.  In addition to having adjust to their new home, they are also faced with having to adjust to a new school as well.  Reach out to your child’s teacher before school begins and discuss any fears or concerns your child may have about their new school.  Inform them about any issues they may have had at their old school and make sure to point out your child’s strengths.  The more information you can give the teacher, the better they will be able to accommodate your child’s needs. 

Talk with Your Children About What to Expect
Every child deals with change differently.  Some are more open to expressing their feelings while other might keep their feelings inside.  Ask your child what they need or how they are feeling about the move.  Remind them that you will be there to help them adjust and try to be sympathetic to their feelings.  Talk to them about their new school and if possible, take your child on a tour of the school before the year begins. 

Have a Well-Organized Moving Plan
There is no question that moving is quite a daunting task, especially at the beginning of a new school year.  That said, the more organized you are when it comes to the moving process, the less stressed you will be.  Plan in advance and don’t wait until the last minute to pack.  Label all of your boxes so they can be easily located at the new house.  Make a list of everything that needs to be done and check each item off as it is completed.  When you are well-organized, you will be less likely to succumb to the stresses associated with moving, and your kids will need the extra support.

Take Your Time Unpacking
Piles of boxes are certainly not a fun thing to wake up to each morning.  Having said that, there is no need to rush and stress yourself out getting the house in order.  Try to remember that your children have a lot of new adjustments and they could use a little extra time with mom and dad.  Try to unpack and get organized while the kids are at school, but make sure to take breaks and spend time with your kids talking about their new school and neighborhood when they get home.  If you are anxious about getting your house in order right away, your children will sense that anxiety and it could make the adjustment more difficult for them.  Instead, take your time and remember that is doesn’t have to get done in one day. Your kids will appreciate your efforts to engage and spend time with them.

Get Your Child Involved
Find out about activities that your child might be interested in at school and in the community.  Sports, clubs, instrument lessons, and service projects are all great ways for your child to get involved and meet some new friends.  These after-school activities will give your child something to look forward to and help them feel a sense of belonging in their new school and neighborhood.  It will also take their mind off of the stresses of moving and help them get immersed in their new environment.

Moving at the beginning of the school year can be a difficult change, but these tips can help take some of the stress out of the transition.  Remember to keep in touch with old friends as well as encourage your child to make new friends.  Most importantly, take a deep breath and remind your child that the entire family is in this together and will be there to support each other.