When I was younger, I moved around a lot. I attended 6 schools before high school due to us moving so frequently and adjusting to each new school was extremely challenging. Hopefully you won't need to move around that much, but if you do here's how my parents cheered me up after a big move.
Moving was never one of my favorite things to do as a child. Just as you seem to get settled in, you have to pack up and move to a new area. If you move far away, you'll have to find a new school, new favorite restaurants, and new friends. It can seem overwhelming as a child and make you dread moving once you've done it before. So how did I learn to cope with the move? My parents.
When we moved from Nashville Tennessee to Ohio, we had to sell our house fast due to my dad leaving his job. It was extremely stressful on my parents and I know they were dealing with a lot at the time. They were able to put all of that aside when talking to me, and focus on my concerns. They listened to me and answered all of my questions about the new city. My parents even made it an "adventure" by taking me out and exploring the new city. We drove by parks, restaurants, my new school, and through the town. My parents made the transition fun, and I couldn't have done it without them.
One of the first things we did after we moved was to try one of the best restaurants in town. Something about a good home-cooked meal makes you feel right at home in a new city. We also found a great ice-cream place to grab a quick treat on Sundays. These small comforts can make your child happy and feel right at home.
To wrap it all up, the best way to help your child with the move is to focus on them. Be there for them and answer any questions they might have. Take them to a new restaurant and go explore the town. Overall, your attitude will determine how successful the new move will be.