Helping Kids Cope with a Move
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 12% of the U.S. population moves every year—a number that has remained consistent since around 2008. That means that about 1 in 9 people will change residences over the next 12 months. And couples with young children are the most likely to move a long distance, says David Bancroft Arrick, of MelissaData, which handles address changes for movers.
If you have children and are planning to move soon, consider that moving can be one of the most stressful events that a family can face—especially for your little ones. But you can help make it less stressful, with a few simple actions.
To help children cope with your upcoming move, try these suggestions—from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP):
A move can be a great growth opportunity for kids and their families—and a chance to try out new things. Pay attention to distress signals from your children, and respond appropriately. Help make this move as comfortable as possible for them.
We can help make your move as smooth as possible. Contact a ReeceNichols agent today.