Moving to a new city can be an exciting transition for your family. However, it might also cause some anxiety for the kids as they head back to school in a new district. As your child settles into your new home and their new school, you can offer support to help them make new friends and feel welcomed in their new community. Here are some tips to follow:
Attend School Events
Feeling more familiar with school surroundings can help your child feel more comfortable socializing with classmates. So, it’s important to take every opportunity you can to attend events at school outside of regular school hours. These might include open houses, school carnivals, or fundraising events. When you do attend, do a little socializing yourself to potentially set up play dates for your child in coordination with some other parents.
Demonstrate Strong Social Skills to Your Child
Children tend to observe and mimic their parents’ behaviors, so consider every outing away from home an opportunity to demonstrate strong social skills. Don’t hesitate to spark up friendly conversations with neighbors or make small talk when checking out at the grocery store. These moments can help your child see that friendly conversation doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful.
Help Your Child Find an After-School Activity to Participate In
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After-school activities can be an excellent way to kickstart your child’s socializing, but it is important to find the right activity. Use your child’s interests to find something that will be a good fit, whether it’s sports, music, or school government.
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