>> Jan 6, 2013
Hopefully, when you’re reading this, the long and exhausting process of relocation is already behind you, and you want to take things to the next level, meaning that the period of adaptation has started. So, you want to know more about the things you’re supposed to do after the removal. Then, read on to make your whole family’s adaptation to the new environment smoother and easier. It’s good to have someone give you hints on what is required by you now, instead of having to invent things yourself, isn’t it?
Let’s start with the children first since they probably are the most sensitive people when it comes to moving. It’s hard for rebellious teenagers to part with the friends they are used to, and as much as you’ve tried to calm one down assuring that meeting new people would be a good experience, at that age they just refuse to listen. You’re probably worried about them. It may sound as a cliché, but you just have to give them time to adapt on their own.
As for the younger kids, they might be easier to handle than teenagers. A couple of weeks after you move in, you may throw a party for them. Invite your new neighbours with their children. This way you’ll get to know them better, and the little ones will make new friends and just have fun. Don’t forget to serve their favourite treats at the party. This should do it.
As a parent, you’ll have a lot to do after the relocation. One of the things you must do is register your kids for school. This goes without questioning, of course. The sooner, the better. Returning to a regular studying routine will help your children adjust to the new situation faster. A library card for your children won’t be redundant as well.
Another thing that you shouldn’t forget is to ask about a good doctor and dentist. This is a must as well. You don’t know what might happen in the future, so don’t postpone that obligation. A good idea would be to find a reputable household insurance company, just in case.
Meeting people is a key element in the adaptation process after a removal. That is the truth, so make sure to go out often or invite neighbours in. Otherwise, you risk homesickness to overwhelm you. A positive attitude is what’s required here. Stay engaged in all kinds of activities. In order to start to like the area you live it, you have to get to know the surroundings better. That’s why you should get a map of the city and organize small trips around for the whole family each weekend. This will help you find your favourite spots in town – favourite restaurant, park, movie theatre, etc.
Moving to a new place doesn’t mean that your old family friends should be forgotten. Actually, talking to them on the phone can make the transition easier. Remember that moving away is not the end of the world. It’s actually a new beginning.
Philis is a stay at home mom and a devoted wife who loves to indulge her beloved men and who gladly provides tips and ideas on how to deal with all the details involved in the household moving.