Preparing Children for a Move

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Moving homes can be rough on the minds and hearts of young children, who grow very attached to familiar settings and may find it difficult to re-adjust to new living arrangements. Here’s a guide from the residential moving experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage on how to prepare young children for a move, so that it’s as smooth and easy as possible for them.

Find Schooling in the Area

It’s essential that you find solid schooling for your children in the area of your new home that addresses their unique needs. It’s best to do this in advance so that you have more time to analyze and decide the best fit – this can make a big difference in your child’s ability to make new friends in the area.

 

Bring your Children to the New Home Before you Move In

Make sure to bring your children to the new home before you move in, and show them some nearby establishments that they can get excited about living nearby! Make sure to make it very clear to your children that all their toys, clothes, and favorite belongings are coming with them to the new home, and it will be just like home!!

 

Involve your Children

Moving can be a technically complicated process that needs lots of attention, however, when you hire professional movers, you can make sure that all of your technical needs are being addressed – and this allows you to involve your children in the moving process, which will make them feel way more secure about the whole change!  Have your children clean their own rooms or pack their valuables themselves, which will help mentally prepare them and make them feel important to have the responsibility.

 

Pay Attention to their Emotions

Sadness or nostalgia is an appropriate response to a change as drastic as moving homes, and it’s important to allow your children to fully experience these emotions if they are feeling them. Make sure to validate their feelings, and allow them to fully express them to you – make it clear to them that you are listening, that it’s OK to be feeling any way that they might be, and that they are being loved. Make sure to remind them that you can always come back to visit their old house and favorite haunts, as well as the fact that they are going to make tons of awesome new friends at their brand new neighborhood!!

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Preparing Children for a Move

Noah’s-Ark2

Moving homes can be rough on the minds and hearts of young children, who grow very attached to familiar settings and may find it difficult to re-adjust to new living arrangements. Here’s a guide from the residential moving experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage on how to prepare young children for a move, so that it’s as smooth and easy as possible for them.

Find Schooling in the Area

It’s essential that you find solid schooling for your children in the area of your new home that addresses their unique needs. It’s best to do this in advance so that you have more time to analyze and decide the best fit – this can make a big difference in your child’s ability to make new friends in the area.

 

Bring your Children to the New Home Before you Move In

Make sure to bring your children to the new home before you move in, and show them some nearby establishments that they can get excited about living nearby! Make sure to make it very clear to your children that all their toys, clothes, and favorite belongings are coming with them to the new home, and it will be just like home!!

 

Involve your Children

Moving can be a technically complicated process that needs lots of attention, however, when you hire professional movers, you can make sure that all of your technical needs are being addressed – and this allows you to involve your children in the moving process, which will make them feel way more secure about the whole change!  Have your children clean their own rooms or pack their valuables themselves, which will help mentally prepare them and make them feel important to have the responsibility.

 

Pay Attention to their Emotions

Sadness or nostalgia is an appropriate response to a change as drastic as moving homes, and it’s important to allow your children to fully experience these emotions if they are feeling them. Make sure to validate their feelings, and allow them to fully express them to you – make it clear to them that you are listening, that it’s OK to be feeling any way that they might be, and that they are being loved. Make sure to remind them that you can always come back to visit their old house and favorite haunts, as well as the fact that they are going to make tons of awesome new friends at their brand new neighborhood!!

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