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Moving-Tips to Help Children Cope With the Transition of Moving

Mar 19, 2008
Small children often cant cope with change let alone a big change like moving your entire house or apartment to a whole new location. Insecurity runs through their little minds quickly. Often we take for granted that they are too small to notice because we have so much to keep up with ourselves with the move in itself from obtaining quotes to the packing and unpacking.

With the normal progression of teenage children trying to gain independence can soon find themselves back in the nest of needing security from mom and dad when it comes to moving and relocating to a new city. Pay extra attention to the fact that for some kids, the home they are moving away from is all they have known so stress and anxiety will be more prominent in those kids than those who move around lot.

Psychologists will always recommend that you pay extra attention to your children's concerns and apprehension when it comes to moving away. Kids tend to think that goodbye can be forever so help them understand that they can always keep in contact through phone calls and letter witting. communication has to remain open at all times so small fears don't fester into big ones.

Help your children cope better with the whole moving and relocating process by always informing them of the move itself. Mark on a calendar or make a list of what needs to be done before a move and after a move so that they can anticipate what is next to come, Its the not knowing of what to expect that causes stress.

Don't pack your child's favorite belongings until the last minute. This always helps with keeping stress levels to a minimum because if children cant find their favorite toys they become upset and angry. Eliminate as much direct change for them as much as possible by saving their rooms for last when it comes to packing.

Once you have arrived in your new community, visit your child's school to speak with his or her counselor about orienting your child to the new school and school programs. Advise the counselor of any special interests of the child and ask for recommended clubs or programs. Get to know where the town sports are played at and how to go about joining. Ask if you can introduce your children early to the team players or a player to break the ice.

Take the opportunity to change the decorating style of child's room. Discuss decorating ideas for your child's new room including a memory door.This may help in adding excitement to the whole change thing for them. Children always love to pick out new patters and colors and you can always keep something from their old room to include in their memory door decorations.
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Lori tells you how to preserve a lot of cash by asking for several moving quotes , and auto shipping quotes. She teaches the importance of moving insurance and liability coverage.
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