Here at MovingWithKids.com - We Love Kids!
Here at the MovingWithKids.com, we love kids. Every now and then we receive request for tips to making a move much easier on children. If you will follow these simple steps, you will make your move smoother for your entire family.
Moving Tips For School-age Children
- Request and maintain copies of your child’s medical records. Contact your pediatrician for the most current and up to date copy. Insure your child's shots are current. Some school systems have specific medical requirements that must be met prior to your child's enrollment.
- When relocating to your new home, take along a copy of your child's school records. Make sure the school records are complete so your child's enrollment in their new school is smooth.
- Contact the local school board or board of education to see if there are any mandatory documents or items needed for your child's enrollment.
- Changes in your child’s normal routine may cause stress. Pay close attention to your child's behaviour during the move. The stress you experience may cause your kids to become irritable or revert to past undesirable behaviors.
- Make certain your child has memorized their new home address and phone number. For younger children, you may need to include that information in their backpack.
- After the move, help your child become familiar with their new neighborhood. Walk around the block with them and establish boundaries. This will help them develop a sense of direction and devlop a familiarity with their new surroundings.
- Make sure your child has been added to the local code-a-kid program. This program allows your child's contact and personal information to be included in the local code-a-kid identification data base.
If you will follow these simple moving tips for your children, they will experience a less stressful move plus they will be happier and safer children. Would you like to recieve information on the town or city your family will be moving to? If so, request your complimentary Moving With Kids Relocation Kit NOW! This comprehensive kit includes items like school information, local recreation and sports opportunities, library information and other helpful resources.