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How to prepare your kids for a long distance move?


With long distance moving being a difficult process already, and anything about kids always complicated all other processes even further – you might want to know what is the best way to prepare your kids for a long distance move.

Prepare your kids for a long distance move by knowing their perspective

Moving with kids in a long distance relocation – be it out of state or out of the country, is more complicated than simply hiring a long distance moving companies New York and setting up the date. With kids, you need to think about and care about much more than just simple logistics. You also need to care about how they feel about moving.

That is more complicated than it might seem at first. This is especially true if you think your keed is already grown enough to understand the concept behind relocation. In order to better illustrate differing perspectives that kids can have on a move, we divided them up by age.

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How to prepare for this?

In the first age group, you have babies and toddlers. For them, home is where the people they love are. While they have some social contact with kids their age in kindergarten, they are not yet connected to their friends as deeply as older kids. Moving with them should be a breeze.

However, once they enter preteen years they are already going to school and have formed friendships. At these steps of secondary socialization, you will find that they are much more anchored to where they are. They are also not really capable to understand why they are having to move, while they do understand how it is done and what it means for their life. They might not be as cooperative.

Finally, when it comes to teenagers you will see a lot of resistance to moving as they have good friendships and their own social life outside the house. Moving with them might present a challenge. However, they are also mentally capable to grasp the need for moving.

Ideas for what you/they can do

If you are moving with your kids you need more than just good movers and storage units Brooklyn, as we already seen. However, they are also moving with you, so make sure they feel like part of the process. That way they will be of help, rather than being a brake on the moving.

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What fun things to do in order to help?
  • Go on the walk on the day of the move – Clear the head while you prepare your kids for a long distance move. Movers can do the work.
  • Have them do some research – Have them read the reviews of movers on Yelp and descriptions of the places you are going to visit on encyclopedia sites.
  • Going away party – Great way to say goodbye to friends!

Stay positive

When you have to prepare your kids for a long distance move, it is important to stay positive. Young kids pick up on your confidence and will act accordingly. Make sure that you present yourself as confident and positive to them!

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