Little ones, who seems to be stressed out by a move, might be responding more to the anxiety they have rather than to the actual moving. Often there is some disagreements between parents regarding the upcoming moving ( maybe one parent is against it), and the kids are those who suffer the most.
In case the kid shows consistent symptoms of depression or worry, you can ask some advice from your pediatrician. However, in mostly parental love, patience and attention to the child's "problem" is just enough. Encourage your child to speak up, discuss the problem, his worries and try to ensure him that everything is going to be great and there is no reason for worries.
To help make the move less complicated on kids, parents could take these steps, advises by experienced Movers Toronto to Montreal:
- Explain to the kids the reason why this move is important to all family.
- Familiarize the kids as far as possible with the new location using maps, pictures or even going there for a walk,
- Describe best parts and advantages of the upcoming event. Talk about how cool is the new location (lots of parks, maybe a lake nearby etc.)
- After the move, try to stay with the kid more. Go out for bike ride, explore the area etc..
- Let them be involved in planning or decorating their room, backyard, garage etc.
- Help little ones stay in touch with their friends from the old location via phone, emails and visits. Organize sleep overs!
Movers Toronto to Montreal can assure you that using correct approach or a professional help if needed, moving might be a beneficial experience for kids, creating more self-confidence and social skills.