Moving to a new home can be a very exciting time! It opens the door to new adventures and opportunities, but even so, it’s possible that not everyone in the house will share in that enthusiasm. In spite of the best intentions, moving may be a disconcerting time for your children. You are not alone! Moving with kids can be stressful but don’t worry; there are practical steps you can take to ease your child’s fears on the journey to their new surroundings, circle of friends and school.
Nearly 31 million people moved last year, according to the United States Census Bureau, and most families made a successful transition from one home to the next.
The key is to understand your child and address their concerns individually. For example, one child may be worried about making friends in a new school (extrovert), while another may be more concerned with being equal to their peers academically (introvert).
Whether your child is an extrovert or more introverted—concerned with making friends or getting top grades—parents can help build their children’s confidence when moving to a new home, town or state.
The way children relate to the world is a reflection of how their parents relate. There is no doubt, moving can be stressful for everyone in the family, but you will increase the chances of it being an enjoyable and smooth transition with thoughtful planning, engaged children and a positive attitude.
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