Summer is the busiest time for movers – this means that there are many families relocating over the summer months. If you have moved over the summer, odds are your children are going to be adjusting to a new school this fall. Follow these tips to help them acclimate for a successful school year.
#1. Get them involved. Most schools have partial staffing over the summer months. These individuals can help you get in contact with coaches or teams that practice throughout the summer. For example, if your son wants to play football, getting him in practices throughout the summer will help him feel included and acclimated before the first day.
#2. Encourage friendships. Social media is a great way for your children to connect to other classmates even in then summer months. You are able to learn an abundance through social media, so if your child finds friends that are interested in the same things that he or she is, encourage them to explore those friendships.
#3. Send your child to school prepared. The last thing a child trying to acclimate to a new school wants is to be singled out. Be sure that they have the proper supplies when you send them back to school. Many schools have lists of the needed supplies.
Remember, even if you did not move over the summer, students moving from junior high to high school are also going to be acclimating. In addition, college students have a long road of acclimation ahead of them in their first year. Be supportive and be sure that you are keeping an open line of communication with your children to ensure that they are acclimating well!
Mulder’s Moving wants to send one local student back to school in style! Comment your best tip on acclimating back to school for a chance to win a Columbia backpack full of school supplies ($150 value)! Winner will be randomly selected on August 27th at 8:00am. Winner will be contacted and can stop into Mulder’s to claim their prize!