Divorce can bring about many changes for both parties and their children. When
the end of a marriage results in
relocation and changing schools, the transition can be quite difficult and frightening
for the kids. Parents must do their best to help their children make a
positive and successful transition to a new school.
Here are several tips to help your child adapt to a new school:
Develop a consistent routine – Having a stable home environment in the middle of constant changes
can be a breath of fresh air to kids. Common examples of special things
you can do with your children are having them choose dinner once a week,
hosting a weekly movie night, giving them control of the music each time
they go to school, etc.
Purchase new school supplies – From new notebooks and colored pencils to new clothes and shoes,
these can make children excited to go to school. Shop with your kids and
help them get ready for their first day.
Encourage school involvement – Whether your child is into sports, music, film, debates, or another
specific interest, participating in one or several school activities can
help them become more familiar with the school and make friends.
Schedule playdates – If your child mentions making friends, help them schedule a playdate
with the new friend and their parents. You can meet the parents by attending
school events or taking your child to the neighborhood playground.
Work together with the other parent – While you and your ex-spouse are no longer married, both of you
will forever be the parents to your kids. You and the other parent must
be actively involved in your children’s lives to help them settle
down at school.
For more information about
child custody in Daytona Beach, contact the Law Offices of Robert Stepniak today at
(386) 253-4750 today.