Tips for Helping Kids Adjust to a New School
September 24, 2014
Making a big move brings all sorts of changes. One of the biggest for your children is adjusting to a new school. While they may have felt like they had the lay of the land at their old school, going to a new school is likely to bring some anxiety even to the most confident of children. Once your New Jersey movers have you all settled into your new home, help your kids look at the bright side of starting a new school.
There’s all sorts of new possibilities for friends and opportunities. Even if your child’s new school is smaller than the last one they attended, the newness can be fun. There will inevitably be new friends, new clubs, and new things to see and do. And for some kids, going to a new school can be a healthy fresh start.
Check out the school’s history. See if there are any places around town, like the library or local diner, where you can learn more about the school’s history and sports teams. Talking to locals can be a fun, exciting way to get a blast from the past and learn a thing or two about their new stomping grounds.
Give them some extra support by offering rides to extra-curricular events. Your kids will be pumped to have you encouraging them to go to homecoming or out with their friends. Offering to take them places to spend time developing new friendships will encourage them to succeed in their new social environment.
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