Happy family in their new home – with house shaped frame and cardboard boxes
In today’s times, job transfers, promotions and the loss of jobs are forcing some families to move. Whether you are moving across town, across the state or across the world, chances are your kids aren’t going to take it well.
When you break the news to your kids about having to move, the only things they are going to be thinking about is leaving their friends behind and having to go to a whole new school. These things are scary for all kids and can make them incredibly angry with you for having to move.
When you are helping your child get ready for a move, you should focus on all of the positive things that are to come. Talk about things like ways the whole family can benefit from the move. Be sure not to give your child unrealistic expectations as you don’t want them to be let down when you do actually move.
You should let your child know that you are moving as soon as possible so they will have time to get used to the idea. It is important that you allow your child talk and voice their opinion. Find out what frightens them the most about moving. Let them know that you are sympathetic of their feelings and keep emphasizing some positive aspects about the move.
Try to think about all of the things your child might enjoy about your new home. For example, if you are moving to a bigger home, your child may have a bigger room or a room to themselves if they currently share a room with a sibling. Be sure to let them know of any activities such as a nearby zoo or amusement park in the new city.
While moving to a new city usually isn’t easy for any family member, there are some things you can do to make the move go as smoothly as possible. Contact a local long distance moving company to assist you. This will give you more time to explore the new city once you get there. Professional movers are skilled when it comes to long distance moves and are there to make sure your next move is simple and stress free.