Sooner or later, every family will be faced with a decision to move. Whether the move is your choice or something you must do for your job or financial reasons, your children may take this news a bit differently.
Children like routine and don’t accept change too easily. The most important thing to do is maintain a positive attitude around your children if you are not happy about the move. They often look to you for reassurance, and they see you facing this change with positivity, they may feel the same way.
What to Talk About
First, you will want to talk to your kids about everything. Answer any questions they may have, honestly, and expect positive and negative reactions. You should take them to see the new house and neighborhood, so they can feel like they are a part of this process.
If you are moving out of the area, try to get pictures of the school and areas – to ease your children’s nerves. There are two different ideas of when the best time to move a child is; some say summer because school is out of session, while others say mid-year is the best because the child can meet their classmates right away.
How to Ensure a Smooth Transition
The older your child is, the more you need to make them feel you are hearing their concerns and comments. Once you move into the new house, you should set up the children/teens’ room first, to maintain some sense of routine and order. Try to keep the family functioning normally, as this will help the child settle into their new life.
Also – if your child is older, you may want to consider letting them visit their own towns and see their friends from this area, if it is possible.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the moving process, contact our professional Boston moving company today. At Mastodon Moving LLC, we’ll handle the heavy lifting from start to finish so that you can focus more on your family!