August 21, 2017 | Bob Myers
At any age, a move can be stressful. But for school-age kids, a major move means changing schools, adjusting to new curriculum and finding  new friends.  Here are a few things you can do to help ease the  transition and encourage kids during a school transfer.

Acknowledge their anxiety.

The first day of school is always knee-knocking and nerve-racking. The first day at a new  school can be even scarier for kids. Let them know that their feelings  are completely natural and understandable.  Affirm their feelings, and then offer advice or personal anecdotes about times you have been nervous about a situation that turned-out O.K.

Take a trial run.

If the new school doesn't host an official orientation for new students,  try to request a tour for you and your child. Younger kids can be comforted by seeing their classroom and playground, and learning the  location of the bathroom and the bus port.  Older kids may like to walk  their first day's schedule:  from the bus, to the locker, to their different classrooms.

Meet the neighbors.

Meeting  your neighbors and parents at your new school can be a great help for  your kids. You can hear first-hand how families have navigated the  school district, and even arrange play dates or meet-ups between your kids and other students. Start making connections as a classroom  volunteer, or mingling at the bus stop to chat to other parents.

Pack a special lunch.

If your kids bring lunch, make it a special one filled with their favorite snacks and an encouraging note from you.

Thinking about moving to a neighborhood in a different school district?  Give me a call to discuss your options.


Please consider The Myers Team your resource for all things real estate.  We have over 30 years of real estate experience, specializing in the Montgomery County area.  If you are refinancing, want a recommendation, need a service provider or just have a home related question, please give me a call at 301-910-9910 or email me at bobmyersteam@gmail.com.
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