Shifting residence or moving to another city can be difficult for children. School going kids miss their friends and teachers. Though for better career prospects, better life style and other material necessities, relocation may seem necessary but kids silently face turmoil beneath their cool exterior. Firstly, they have to be made understood that relocating is essential and this will give them sbetter opportunities.
A lot of groundwork will be necessary to find places of entertainment and the best school so that kids are not bereft of their little pleasures. If you have time to settle before actually transferring, then show them pictures of their new house, garden or nearby areas. Tell them this will give them more time to spend with family or the garden out there is better. When you finally shift, take them to the mall, grocery store or other important places which they routinely visited in the earlier residence.
Names are important to children and explain to them the new name of their lane, house and complete address. Kids may seem withdrawn or not able to concentrate in studies in certain cases but the effort has to be done by parents by net working with people of like minds. Get them interested in outdoor games like tennis or swimming so that they have something to do in their free time. Enroll them in an Abacus class that will provide them to learn and bond with new kids.
It is surprising that kids bond easily and adjust to new circumstances. Toddlers may be extra clingy owing to the new atmosphere and new faces, but this is all about time. Try to spend more time bonding. Eating dinners together solves most of the family problems. In case kids are apprehensive, then talking to them and explaining the situation is a simple remedy.
Teenagers often are confused and skeptical with regard to new avenues. They find it difficult to make new friends as their best friend is left far away. But with internet and other means of communication, the bonding can continue and this has to be communicated to them. Relocation takes time for all of us and adjusting to a new place is also about experimenting and being excited about the same.