Helping Children Get Ready For An International Move


Moving can be stressful enough on a family, but taking the family overseas can wreak havoc on your family life, especially if you have children. There's no doubt it's a big change, and it's going to take some time for everyone to become adjusted to this change. So here are some tips for you to follow in order to prepare your family, especially the children, for the big move overseas while managing your bulk of possessions with a global moving company:

Getting Your Children Ready 

Children are going to be extremely emotional and stressed about this move. Younger children may fear the change, because children will be more focused on the loss that the move will bring. Moving to a new country and experiencing a new culture will be a difficult thought process for your child.

The best thing you can do is communicate with your family and answer any and all questions they may  have. Tell your children as early as possible about the move and allow them time to adjust.  Allow them to have time to say goodbye, perhaps throw a party for your children and their friends, or visit a special place before you leave. This helps to provide some type of closure. 

Talk About the Positive

Moving can seem like the end of the world to your children and other family members, but talk about the positives. Remind everyone, even the ones you are leaving behind, that this is an opportunity for a fresh start. Get your kids excited about the new school they will attend, the new country they will live in and the new friends they will make. Assure them that they will adjust quickly and allow them to embrace the change.

Give Everyone a Job

A great way to ease anxiety is to get each family member to pack their own possessions, so your children are assured that even though their toys and clothes are packed up and moved out even before you leave, that they will be waiting for you at your new home when you arrive. Get your children excited about the new bedroom they will have and help them plan out how they will set up and decorate their new room.

Also have your kids pack up necessary items they will need on their travels to your new home, so they have something to keep them busy and entertained while on your journey. The bottom line is preparation and a positive attitude can help get your children through the stressful time of moving. 


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