Relocating your family is never easy, but it can be especially stressful if you are moving to an entirely different neighbourhood during the school year.

In addition to packing up the contents of your home, you need get acquainted with your new surroundings, register your child for school, and manage the anxious feelings they may be feeling.

If you have a family and are considering relocating during the school year, there are a few things you should know to make your relocation as stress-free as possible.

Research Nearby Schools

Begin your relocation by researching nearby schools to see at what point they accept new students and for registration details. Once you have established a starting date for your child, request a tour so that they can be comfortable in their new surroundings, and maybe meet new friends.

Tour the New Neighbourhood

Once you’ve decided on a school for your child, tour the new neighbourhood as a family. Walk them through nearby parks, take them out for dinner at a local restaurant, and get them accustomed to their new surroundings. This will make them feel more comfortable, and hopefully right at home.

Maintain Your Family Rituals

Switching schools and moving homes can make a child feel like their whole world is changing. Reassure them that this isn’t the case by maintaining your family rituals, and include their friends if possible.

Make Sure Everyone’s Included

Reduce anxious feelings and stress by keeping the entire family involved with key decisions, and by asking questions. It’s important to make sure your child is comfortable with their new school and neighbourhood before they begin their first day.

Transitioning schools and relocating neighbourhoods can be stressful for families, but I would be happy to help you explore new neighbourhoods and schools if you’re considering relocating.

  1. Seriously enjoyed your post! One of my friend share this post with meI Actually I am a student in the university of Burnaby and was looking for relocating to Vancouver but due to my family and there is no friend or relatives I have so this create the huge problems for me.

    And I also don’t know any realtor in Vancouver but finally with the help of a local realtor in Vancouver sort out this problem. but to stay away far from family and friend it’s not easy in the new location.
    But the main concern is that to find the right place to live so I just would like to say that relocating is a big panic for me.

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