Worldwide, promotions, job loss and transfers cause people to move from one area to another. The movements can affect people and especially the children.
Most of us think that the older students are the much affected by the movements because they are in the age of forming friendships and are becoming more achievement oriented. However the youngsters also have some major problems and stress that may occur due to the movement. The stress will affect children differently in different positive and negative aspects of life.
Most children will most likely lose their friends and their sense of belonging. In their new community, they will of course feel out of place since they are newcomers and will have to learn the rules of the area which might be way much different from their previous area. While in school they might meet that the social activities like games that they used to engage in are not practiced there and in the classroom, they might find that they are academically behind or ahead.
Moving to another place gives your children an opportunity to live and learn about a new town, city or even another country and its people. They will have a good chance to learn another cultural tradition and a different way of life and also make new friends.
Helping your kids move to anew place.
1. Emphasis on the excitement of moving
The kids may be very nervous and stressed by the fact that you are moving. You therefore have to help them feel like the move is the most interesting thing that they have been missing in his life. Give them examples of people who overcame their fears by moving to new areas.
It is also a good idea to let your kids help the moving company, especially when it comes to assisting the movers when they load up their belongings in the moving truck. This will help them feel like they are spear-heading the move, instead of just being drug along.
2. Take your kids to the city or area where you are moving to
Travel to the area which will now become your residence. While there, you can take a trip for example to the new school which your children will probably be moving to and get to know it a bit or to the zoo and see the animals that are in that area that probably were not in your previous one. This trip should help the kids overcome their fears and begin loving the area.
3. Be involved in the new community yourself
As you constantly meet people whose children are the same age as yours, invite them to your place together with their children thus giving your children a chance to make new friends faster. You can also investigate on things like community games and encourage your children to take part in the game that impresses them the most.
4. maintain contact with the previous community
Your kids might have established long lasting friendships in the older community and might still want to keep them. You therefore have to make sure that that you pay visits to the area so that they can meet them and maintain the friendship.
While helping your kids move to a new place,you have to make them love the idea that you are moving and make them feel that things are going to be better in the new area than they were before.