When a move is inevitable and there are children involved, it can be quite challenging. As every parent knows, our way of reasoning is not always the same as our offspring. Their perspective on things can be completely different from our own way of thinking. At All Points Moving & Storage, we want to be there every step of the way to ensure that your next move goes as smoothly as possible. Not only do we want to get you to your next destination, we want you to thrive! Here are some tips from our experts that will help to make moving during the school year just a little easier on your kids.
Include Them in the Process
Many times, the kids aren’t making the decision to move. When we are telling our children to pack up and move it, it can make many kids feel like they have no control over the situation, causing them to lash out. While they may not be able to control the actual move, perhaps you can give them control of something else? Picking out new bedding for their own room? Curtain or paint options? A little bit of control can go a long way.
Keeping a Similar Routine
So many studies have shown that children thrive on routines. It’s important for kids to know that when your family moves, their lives won’t change completely. If you consistently ate dinner together every night in your previous home, continue the ritual! Same with things like game night or movie night. Most people will find that there are comparable things to do in every town they reside in.
Allow Them to Grieve
Whether you are moving one town over or across the U.S., it’s important to understand that they are leaving a place that has impacted their short, little lives immensely. Whether that’s taking pictures of your old home for a nice keepsake, or setting aside time for Facetime with friends and writing letters to someone they spent a lot of time with, it’s important to recognize the relationships they are leaving behind and honor them appropriately.
There are so many different ways to help your kids make the transition into a new school easier. For help with moving the easiest, least stressful way possible, give All Points Moving & Storage a call today. Contact us and learn about how we can help you with your next move at 866-421-9490 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.