How to Prepare You Children for Your PCS Move | San Antonio Military Relocation
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Preparing Your Children for Your PCS Move to San Antonio

Military relocation is never easy.

Are you preparing for your PCS move to San Antonio? You know how it can be time-consuming and stressful.

But what makes military moving even more difficult? Having children.

Moving is stressful enough for adults. However, it can be even more anxiety-inducing for children.

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If you are a military parent, you need to help your children cope with moving and the changes that may come along with it. Your children will need extra attention and help in this transition.  

Here are some tips to make sure your kids are properly prepared for army relocation:

Discuss the move with them

Once you receive your PCS orders, you need to alert your children about the move. Sit them down and explain to them why you’re moving and what that will entail. Keep in mind that change is hard for some children.

Avoid surprises by making sure to outline how the move will change their lives, and what they can expect in the coming weeks and months. Just like adults, children need time to prepare and time to adjust to the idea of moving and saying goodbye to their friends.

Let your children help  

Make sure your children are involved in your move. Your goal is to make sure they feel that they are part of the moving process, and are not reluctant bystanders.

You can bring them along to look for your potential home in San Antonio TX. You can scout for their new school or look for fun things to do in the new installation.

Your children can also help pack their own stuff or favorite items. Give them a bag that they can bring along that will contain the special things they need during the move like special pillows, blankets, and toys.

Find things for them to be excited about

San Antonio is a wonderful and thriving city with a population of around 1.5 million. The city, with its small-town feel and rich history, is attracting new residents all the time.

To get your children excited for the move, start looking for places and activities they can look forward to. Make it fun. Let them see it’s an adventure.

If you and your children enjoy the outdoors, the city of San Antonio has some incredible green space like Brackenridge Park, a nearly 350-acre park founded in 1899.

You can also take a stroll around the expansive 30-mile River Walk and explore the numerous dining options and scenic boat rides.

When you help your children find things they can be excited about in your new city, you will see less resistance the closer it gets to the official moving day.


Don’t forget to reassure your children. Remind them that the family will experience adjusting to the new home and location together. Tell them that new adventure awaits.

Are you preparing for army relocation? Spend time with your children. They may have lots of questions or may need some space. Understand them and answer their questions as best you can.

Looking for someone to help you as you move to San Antonio TX?

Call me, Melissa Wiggans, at 210-332-0310. I specialize in assisting military families relocate to San Antonio. Let’s make it happen!

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