Dr. Michele Borba answered:Here are ways to help your child make friends and adapt to moving to new surrounds:
- Visit the surroundings
- Help your kids blend in
Does your kid dress like them? If not, help him find the styles so he blends in.
- Acknowledge feelings
"You must be feeling lonely and miss your old group." "I can you're worried." It's tough to join a new team when you don't any of the kids."
Let her know such feelings are normal. Even if your kid won't talk to you -- keep talking to her.
Stress to your child that adjustment takes a while.
You might encourage him to write his feelings about the move on paper, put them in a jar and then bury them out back as a time capsule to dig it up to read a year or two from now to realize things really have improved.
- Befriend other parents
- Find outlets for your kid that attracts peers
Your goal is to help your kids find ways to meet new kids. Making the friends is her job -- helping her find potential new friends is your role.Here are ways to help your child make friends and adapt to moving to new surrounds: Visit the surroundings As soon as convenient, let your kids get acquainted. Go to the local library, park, school, Boys and Girls Clubs, Teen center,... More
Dr. Charles Sophy answered:
Accompany your child in visiting the surroundings.
Help your child blend in.
Befriend other parents.
Find outlets for your child that attracts peers.Accompany your child in visiting the surroundings. Help your child blend in. Acknowledge feelings. Befriend other parents. Find outlets for your child that attracts peers. More