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How can I help my child adjust to a new home?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Here are ways to help your child adapt to moving to a new home:
  • Celebrate new beginnings
Find a special way or ritual to celebrate your new house and move. Plant a tree as a family as new beginning. Take a photo of all of your family to send to all your old friends. Hold a special celebration dinner just for your family to toast to one another's health and happiness, or plant a tree as a family in your backyard to represent new growth.
  • Provide continuity
Stick to your normal family routine especially for those first few days after the move: favorite dinners, TV shows, nighttime stories. It will help your child recognize that though the house is different basic family routines will remain unchanged.

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