Leaving the familiar can be tough on the psyche for anyone, but for a child it can be traumatic. The only bedroom they’ve ever known might be what they are letting go, so identifying ways to ensure your child’s experience is a positive one is easier than you might expect.
Our Movers are encouraged to meet the child at his or her level, while still working. Once a kid feels comfortable with the people who are hired to move the family, the anxiety is diffused and the child is more apt to join in the adventure.
Here are five key thoughts to consider if you’re moving with small ones:
1) Harness the good in change, and frame the move as a grand adventure. Plan a fun event after the move is complete. Go to the movies or go camping (camping inside or in the backyard is always an option too and doesn’t cost much.)
2) Remove the unknown by planning ahead. Keep the move a daily topic, especially as the move nears. You’ll pick up on anxiety triggers allowing you to head off potential issues.
3) Pack special toys in a carry-on that never leaves the child’s side. Keeping their favorite things close is a sure-fire way to curry comfort and reduce anxiety.
4) Make introductions to strangers on move day.
5) Take advantage of opportunities to be inclusive with your children. Many kids just want to have place in the process. There are opportunities abound that give them a role while keeping them out of the fray. Ensure their special tasks are safe but rewarding.
If you and your chosen Movers handle your children’s experience with TLC, your move will be memorable for all the right reasons.
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