Tips for military families on the move

Military families often to have to relocate to different duty stations in order to complete their service.  This is most often to a military base, where they can live for anything from a few years to just a few months before being moved again.  Because military moves are so frequent, families can become stressed by this constant upheaval; however, the good news is that there are methods to ease this pressure.

One good tip is to find childcare during the relocation process.  The challenges entailed in packing and moving can be difficult enough at the best of times, and all the more so when young children are involved.  Making childcare arrangements for before and after the move will help to get things done a lot faster without the little ones underfoot.

Making a move to somewhere completely new can be intimidating for anyone and especially for kids; however, there are a number of things that can be done to make the process easier for your entire family.  Contact your new base’s relocation manager and get some information with regard to what military families are offered by the base.  Stay upbeat and try to make new friends and find fun activities in the new community as soon as the move has been completed.

Help can be found in many places for military families about to embark on a move.  The great majority of military branches provide resources for families to help them to settle in at the new base and aid with setting up child care.