Imagine being forced to leave the home that you know so well. You have to leave your friends, family and the life you built behind to begin again in a new place. You don’t know anyone, the territory is unfamiliar, and worst of all, you have no choice. Sounds frightening, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, that is how teenagers can view your upcoming move.
Many people focus on the effects of moving for small children, but a move can be just as scary for your teenagers as well. Here are some ideas for keeping your teenagers involved in the move so that they don’t feel left out of the process.
Information Is Key
You know all of the reasons for your move. Whether it is because of a job, finances or just the need for a new start in a new place, your teen should understand the why’s and how’s of your move. Let them know all of the reasons that you have to move and try to reason them through the process. If it is early enough in the process, let them offer alternatives to the move and explain to them why you have already thought about those and why they won’t work. Try to let them see why the move is necessary, so they can better come to terms with it.
Do Your Homework with Them
They are going to be moving to a new school. If you can, let them help research the schools in the area to see if they can find one that would accommodate their interests or let them continue down the path that they have started at their current school. Giving them a choice about what school they are going to be attending can help to relieve some of the stresses about attending that school. Ensuring that the classes are similar can also help to ensure that your teen is going to be successful at their new school in spite of the transition.
Keep Them Involved
Busy hands don’t have time to dwell on what is being left behind. That is why it is very important to make sure that your teenager is busy helping with the move. Involve them in packing or doing research finding a moving company like Bradford Moving and Storage to help with your Aurora move.
Another great way to keep them involved is to let them help plan the layout of the new home. Give them first pick on what bedroom they would like to have and take their suggestions on how to place the furniture in the new family room.
Finally, let them be involved in packing and moving prep. The extra pair of hands will be a great help to you, and it will let them continue to be involved in the whole moving process.
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