Planning a Move Mid-School Year

Any big change for a school-aged child can be a difficult change when they do not feel properly prepared. Now that school is back in full swing if your family is considering a big move (out of their school district) it will be easiest on them if you prepare them to the best of your ability. If you need a full service move Los Angeles, we’re here to help make the process as seamless as possible for you. Below are a few of the ways you can best help prepare your student for a big life change such as moving schools in the middle of the school year. 

Establish a Routine: Children of all ages thrive on a set routine schedule. This allows them to anticipate what to expect from their day but also what is expected of them. While they may push back on the routine it is only how they test the boundaries and learn how much you will let them get away with. Establishing a routine early on will help them to understand the new boundaries of their new location and new school routine. 

Books: Depending on the age of your child books are a great way to help them prepare for a big move. There are a wide array of books available that are age appropriate for different levels that discuss all the big feelings they may have surrounding a move. 

Visit the School: If you have the opportunity to do so, visiting the school before the actual first day is extremely helpful. This initial visit will help your student familiarize themselves with their new surroundings without all the hustle and bustle that comes naturally on the first day of school. If we can help make your move easier please let us know how. Here at Russell’s we always offer full service move Los Angeles services to help make your transition as smooth as possible.