In our blog posts, we often discuss the options for reducing moving stress. Today, we would like to pay special attention to the needs of children during a move and how you can help them cope with their own stress due to changing homes.
Why is moving stress different for children?
We have already written about how to reduce stress when moving with children. In that blog post, we have also given a few practicable tips about reducing stress for your children, and we would like to invite you to take a look there.
However, here is another bit of advice: Start with understanding that an impending move does carry its own potential stress factors for your child/children. Naturally, such factors depend on their particular age, but understanding them should be a good start:
Imagine you are a child. At some point, you are being told that you will be moving away with your family.
- You have no say in the matter.
- The furniture of your room, the decoration, and your toys are packed away into boxes. You have to leave your room behind.
- Then there is the factor of leaving your neighborhood friends behind and perhaps even going to a new school. You might face the uncertainty of finding a whole new social group and will be “the new one” again.
- Then moving day approaches, and there is a lot of chaos around you, noise, strange people are coming and going, the whole family is tense and busy, and the usual routines are off.
Depending on how old you are at this point, would that not scare you? Or at least make you anxious and/or annoyed and frustrated?
If you imagine it from that perspective, it should be relatively easy to understand why the stress of moving is on a completely different level than for adults.
Let’s reduce some moving stress for parents and children!
It’s a “no-brainer”: If your own moving stress is handled, you have more headspace. If you as a parent are less tense, it can only be good for your children. Let us help with that! Contact Brothers EZ Moving and let’s find out what we can do for you!