ATLANTA, GA, MOVERS SUGGEST WAYS TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY HAPPY DURING YOUR MOVE
Atlanta movers know that families like yours can get overwhelmed during the relocation process. This is especially true for children of all ages. The disruption in routines and packing of toys and other familiar items can create anxiety and stress, especially in young children who don’t have the ability to express or work through their feelings. Buckhead Movers in Atlanta, GA, understands these issues, and we offer the following suggestions to help ease those concerns.
Toddlers and adolescents can experience a mix of emotions during moving experiences, and may need a space that is free from the hustle and bustle of the move. Consider setting aside a “safe room,” where some toys can be kept, and a television is available to keep them occupied. Some families also pack a “first night” box to help ease the child’s transition into their new home. This box has all of those special and familiar items for your child – pajamas, a favorite blanket, and a few stuffed animals. Check with your Atlanta movers for suggestions on how to label this box appropriately so it will be immediately available for your child when you get to your new home.
Teenagers, on the other hand, often have their own needs. They may be leaving friends behind, or just feel isolated by all the changes. Here are a few suggestions:
- Listen – Teens will often need to talk. Be especially willing to listen when they do start to communicate, even if the topic has nothing to do with the move.
- Involve – Ask for your teen’s input on various decisions regarding the move. If you give your teen choices, make sure the options are all ones that are acceptable to you.
- Celebrate – Plan a going away party or some other event as a way of marking the transition. Ask your teen to help in the planning to make it truly meaningful to him or her.