Set Up All Utilities and Services
The first step is activating utilities before move-in day. The last thing you’ll want is for your kids to oversleep on the first day, so make sure that alarm clock is powered up and ready to go by turning on your electricity. Also, make sure your water is turned on so your children can shower and brush their teeth. It won’t help their confidence if they’re driving away peers with poor hygiene.
Leave Nothing Behind
There are many items in a child’s life that they look to for solace. That stuffed bear you gave them for their birthday, a lucky hat or a bracelet their friend gave them are all good examples. Your children may need these items to get through the transition, so ensure they arrive on move-in day.
Practice the Morning Commute
For children, moving to a new area is intimidating. To make them more comfortable with their routine, practice their walk to the bus stop or, if you drive them, the route to school. Getting them comfortable with the geography and landmarks will take a load off their minds.
Get Social with the Neighborhood
Getting your kids involved in sports, community groups and other activities will help them meet friends so they won’t be completely unknown before the first day. Remember how much you cared about your peers’ opinions? Your kids probably feel the same way, so get them involved with the neighborhood so they can easily meet friends.
Get Permission to Take a Tour of the School
Having no idea where to go on the first day is nerve racking. To ease your children’s anxiety, get permission to take them on a tour of the school. Here you can help them find their classrooms and meet staff members so they go into day one fully prepared.
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