How to Help Your Children Cope with the Move
Children can be resilient but you might have to help them adjust to your new neighborhood too. The first step is to let them get used to the idea as early as you can. That is why you need to inform them about the move as soon as it is decided. Keeping them involved in choosing the neighborhood and the particular house to live in would also keep them excited about the move. Be patient though as children and teens are bound to whine about how hard it is to make new friends or how they miss old friends. Instead show them how to meet new people. You could have them join camps. You could also involve them in extracurricular activities in school and in the community. Check whether their new school has an orientation program too. This will be a good way for your children to meet children their own age and to make friends. When you get to your new home, reestablish your routines as soon as you can though. By doing so, you will be able to help the kids adjust as well. That is why meal times and bedtime should be consistent with your usual habit. Keep a close eye on your children too. Again, be there for them if they are not adjusting well. Deal with it before it gets worse. But should it gets worse you would have to get professional help.