Moving homes can either be the most exciting thing you’ve done all year; or the messiest experience you’d have to face for the year. This largely depends on the circumstances of your move; and who else is involved in it too. Naturally, moving with children is more complicated; as there’s many things to consider. And this is regardless to how old your child is. But there are certain measures that you can take to make this move easier for you, and more comfortable for your child. If you’d like a few tips in regards to that, read ahead to see what our experts have to say…
When it’s in regards to his school
Undoubtedly, as a responsible parent, your prime concern about moving would be your child’s education. But researching and finding the best of schools alone is not going to be enough. To make sure that your child approves of the “vibe” of the school, take them along with you when you’re looking into the schools. This is, of course, if your child is a little older. If you’re moving in the middle of the term (which we are hoping you’re not…!) it might be a good idea to hire a private tutor in Singapore or teacher to help them catch up.
When it’s in regards to his friends
Unlike you, if your child is old enough, his main concern about moving will be disconnecting with his friends and having to make friends a fresh. In today’s age and time, with the internet making things so much easier for us, keeping in touch shouldn’t be a problem. But if it helps him settle better, consider visiting home whenever possible. And while we think hiring a tuition teacher is brilliant, we also feel you shouldn’t over tax your child; because he needs to have a little free time to make friends. Apart from this, it’s also a great idea to encourage him to try out for different sports and join other activities; again, something that will require free time.
And when it’s in regards to his health
If your child is still young enough to be using a pediatrician, no doubt you would have done your research on the most suitable pediatricians available in your new neighborhood; long before you move. But even if your child is older, there’s a chance that they are still using certain medications. When visiting the new neighborhood (before moving, of course!), visit a few pharmacies to make sure those medications are available there. If not, you might have to stock up before moving…!