Family Guide: Best Time to Move

What's the best time to move, during the school year or during the holidays?

This has been a hotly debated topic with people very divided on their opinions. Here are a few things to consider as you work on making a decision.If you are one of those fortunate people who has a choice on when to move you can consider moving during the school term or you can decide to move during the holidays. Moving during holidays has the advantage that the children are out of school anyway and their studies will not be interrupted.

Your child will also start the new term with other new kids and will not be considered the new kid on the block. The advantage of moving during school term is that your children will be in school and can make new friends quickly and they may not have as much opportunity to make new friends if you move during the holidays. The other major advantage of moving during the school year is that your children will have a routine established quickly and this has been known to be helpful to children in adapting to a new location.