Practical Advice from Your Trusted CT Residential Household Mover!
Fallon Moving is a CT residential moving company dedicated to helping our customers and their families deal with the stresses of moving. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about things you can try to ease your children into their new home.
With all the chaos that goes into planning and conducting a
move, it can be easy to overlook some important steps that will help smooth the
transition for you and your children. Tantrums, sleepless nights, behavior
regression, and rebellion that goes along with moving can be an unforeseen
problem for parents—but with these tips, you and your family will have a more
peaceful, and even fun moving experience!
Talk About Moving
One of the first things you can do for a smoother transition is to start talking to your children about the move a month or so in advance. Give them opportunity to ask questions and make time for visiting friends and loved ones. If you have small children ages 3-6, you might have them create a “moving book” consisting of pictures of your current home, ending with a picture of your new home. Older children and teens might enjoy making a scrap-book or photo album with their friends. Ensure little ones that all their toys will be going with them, and allow older children and teens to express any fears they have about life in a new school, etc.
Go Exploring in Your New Community
If possible, take your family out for a day of exploring your new home before your move. Make special note of areas your kids will be interested in like parks, ice-cream shops, and other places of entertainment. If you’re moving far away, get online with your kids and do some research then plan some fun things you might do together as a family after your move.
Involve the Kids
You probably don’t want you kids too involved in the packing and moving process, but you might consider letting older kids unpack their bedroom items or pick out something new for their room. Some younger kids take comfort in keeping their room very similar to the way it was before the move, then others have fun redecorating and choosing items. If you’re feeling very brave, let your kids get a new pet – maybe just a fish or two!
Expect Emotions to Fly!
Even the best planned move can be hard for adults and children. There will be tears, laughter, and excitement. Childcare professionals say that it’s normal to experience some behavior problems for up to six months after a move, including crying, tantrums, and regression in smaller children, and sadness, anger, and trouble in school for older children. But, these things should be fairly minor and get better over time.
If you’re looking for CT residential movers who work hard for your whole family, go with Fallon Moving! We are happy to answer any questions you might have, and we work hard to ease your stress so you can focus on more important things – like your children!