Moving can be a very stressful experience for everyone involved, from the family goldfish, to yourself, and of course, your children. While all children are different, particularly in different age groups, it is important to remember that communication is key! Today we will brush over a few tips for moving with children, as described by kidshealth.org.
For children this young, professionals state that consistency is one of the most comforting things to remember. When you move to the new home, try not to include any other big changes right away, such as new furniture, or potty training. It is sometimes recommended that the new room be set up as similarly to the old room as possible, too!
Middle School Aged
For kids around this age, it can be stressful to face the idea of losing current friends, or starting to make new ones. Keeping an open line of communication and support is key. If possible, try exploring the new area prior to the move, to help your child find new things in the area that will help them socialize and feel at home.
Unsurprisingly, teens reaching adulthood are most likely to resist a move. If the move is out of your control, let your teen know, and discuss what your teen expects out of the coming move, and ways you can make the transition easier. In many cases, allowing your teen to be part of the decision in any small way can help.
Call Us Today!
While we can’t help your family adjust to the idea of moving, we can do the heavy lifting! Call us today at (817) 267-9901 if you need assistance with your next move. We fully wrap and shrink wrap all items, as well as assemble and disassemble each piece of furniture. When you need to move, call the moving experts at Mid-Cities Movers!