Relocating Your Family?
Relocating to a new city may be a net positive for your family in the long run, but it can be very difficult for your children to understand that. They may have a difficult time coming to terms with leaving behind everything they’ve known in their young lives. This is why it’s critical for families preparing for a move with children to be sensitive to their concerns and fears, even before hiring a moving company.
The best way to make the moving process a smooth one for your kids is to keep them in the loop and make it clear you understand how they’re feeling. If possible, you should make a visit to your new neighborhood before the big day, so your kids won’t feel as overwhelmed or frightened by the unfamiliar. Asking them for help making decisions also gives them a bit more control and helps them get used to the new situation with more ease. Throughout the process, make sure you check in on them frequently, so you know what they’re feeling and thinking. In many cases, there may not be any outward signs of struggle even though your kids are stressed.
Moving to a new town can be a traumatic experience for children, but with a little sensitivity and forethought, you can make it that much easier on them. For more ideas, take a look at the accompanying resource.