Moving with Teens

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Moving is just one of those rites of passage in life that’s full of both practical and emotional payloads, things that affect every single member of a household (down to the pets!) Already emotionally volatile teenagers seem to have some of the most trouble transitioning to a new place, however, the adults in the family can tackle this by implementing some simple strategies to make the moving process easier for everyone (on both material and emotional levels.) Here’s a guide from the residential moving experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage on how best to move with teens.

Talk with Them

Explain to your teenager the reasons for your move, what the new area will be like, and offer them potential choices in where they will attend school. Make sure to provide them with room to express their thoughts, concerns, and emotions about the move – it will let them know that you have their support and back.

 

Going Away Parties

Let them throw a going away party before they leave so they can have a proper send-off with their friends. It will help make the area transition much easier for them.

 

Involve them with Decor

Allow your teenager to provide input as to how you will decorate your home and arrange furniture / room placement. The sense of autonomy that’s essential to teenage development may be disrupted by their feeling of a lack of agency over the decision to move in the first place; by allowing them to control how the new space feels and looks, you will help them adjust.

 

Help your Teen Settle in ASAP

Make sure to help your teen set up their room first, and help them sign up for local clubs or activities so they can get to make new friends as soon as possible. Help them get acquainted with their new neighborhood, and show them as many local stores and spots they can hang out in to establish a sense of personal roots in the neighborhood. If you can, consider giving them $20 for them to spend at local establishments.

 

Keep Communicating

Even if you have to focus on arranging your move yourself, make sure to keep in steady communication with your teen, regularly checking up to see what they are feeling and going through, and if they have any ideas as to more ways that they can get involved in settling in or integrating into the neighborhood.

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Moving with Teens

Noah’s-Ark-1

Moving is just one of those rites of passage in life that’s full of both practical and emotional payloads, things that affect every single member of a household (down to the pets!) Already emotionally volatile teenagers seem to have some of the most trouble transitioning to a new place, however, the adults in the family can tackle this by implementing some simple strategies to make the moving process easier for everyone (on both material and emotional levels.) Here’s a guide from the residential moving experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage on how best to move with teens.

Talk with Them

Explain to your teenager the reasons for your move, what the new area will be like, and offer them potential choices in where they will attend school. Make sure to provide them with room to express their thoughts, concerns, and emotions about the move – it will let them know that you have their support and back.

 

Going Away Parties

Let them throw a going away party before they leave so they can have a proper send-off with their friends. It will help make the area transition much easier for them.

 

Involve them with Decor

Allow your teenager to provide input as to how you will decorate your home and arrange furniture / room placement. The sense of autonomy that’s essential to teenage development may be disrupted by their feeling of a lack of agency over the decision to move in the first place; by allowing them to control how the new space feels and looks, you will help them adjust.

 

Help your Teen Settle in ASAP

Make sure to help your teen set up their room first, and help them sign up for local clubs or activities so they can get to make new friends as soon as possible. Help them get acquainted with their new neighborhood, and show them as many local stores and spots they can hang out in to establish a sense of personal roots in the neighborhood. If you can, consider giving them $20 for them to spend at local establishments.

 

Keep Communicating

Even if you have to focus on arranging your move yourself, make sure to keep in steady communication with your teen, regularly checking up to see what they are feeling and going through, and if they have any ideas as to more ways that they can get involved in settling in or integrating into the neighborhood.

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