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4 Tricks to Get Your Children on Board with Your Big Move

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Moving is always going to be a stressful process, but many people don’t realize just how difficult it can be for children. Your kids might be scared that they are going to lose their friends or nervous about what their new school will be like. If you want your move to go off without a hitch, then here are a few tips and tricks you can use to get your children on board.

Host a Farewell Party

A recent study revealed that moving can be hard on a child’s mental and emotional development. One of the reasons why those issues take place is because many kids never get to actually say goodbye to their closest friends. Hosting a farewell party will put a positive spin on your move, and it might even become something that they look forward to. During that party, you can have the children exchange phone numbers and email addresses to emphasize how easy it will be to stay in touch with one another.

Let Them Start Decorating Their Room

As a general rule, children who are given at least some control over their surroundings will adjust to a move much more quickly. Once you have picked out a neighborhood and home, you should give them a few pictures of their new room or an overhead view of the layout. They can then begin the process of planning where they would like their furniture or favorite posters. If you aren’t renting the home, then you might want to let them choose a new color for the walls as well.

Leave the Heavy Lifting to the Professionals

Children pick up on emotional cues from their parents, and that includes stress. Hiring Father & Son Moving & Storage or another professional moving company to take care of the heaviest lifting will free up more of your time. You will then have the opportunity to help your children pack or plan out their new room. Children who feel emotionally neglected during a move might end up lashing out at a later time.

Emphasize the Good Aspects of Your New Neighborhood

Your children could be uncomfortable with the idea of moving simply because they don’t know what to expect. That is why you and your loved one should compile a list of all the new and exciting things you can do once you have moved. Whether it is a large park near your house or their favorite restaurant down the street, you should always try to emphasize the positive aspects of the move.

Moving will never be easy on children, but that doesn’t mean your family needs to struggle through a stressful and heartbreaking event. Taking a few extra precautions before and during your move will help your children adjust to the changes as quickly as possible.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
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