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Helping your child settle quickly

1. Get your child into school as soon as possible.

2. Re-establish family routines as quickly as you can.

3. Explore your new environments together.

4. Encourage your children to join clubs/youth activities.

5. Pace yourselves.

6. Create time to talk and share feelings.

7. Remember – settling takes longer than you think (a minimum of six months)

8. Let the school know of significant events e.g. deployments.

9. Be aware of the indicators of stress/anxiety.

10. Seek advice if you think your child is not settling. 

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