When it comes to a successful school move, preparation is key. Involve your child in family discussions about your move, in an age appropriate way, early in the process. For example, you may wish to consult teenage children on the decision between boarding school in your home country or international school?
No matter your child’s age, make moving school easier by:
Taking practical steps to prepare for the move may help your child feel less anxious:
Once you have made the move to your new home, help your child settle into their new school by:
It is natural for children to feel anxious or stressed about upcoming change, particularly if they are leaving all they know behind to move to another school with a different curriculum and maybe a language barrier. The good news is, with help from caring adults around them, many children can adjust well to an overseas school move and will be thriving in no time.
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