Assessing Children's Readiness for the Big Move
Anyone knows that moving to a new place can be hard or stressful for the people involved - especially if it is a child. What makes it harder is that for every stage of childhood and young adulthood, the effects are different. Here is what you need to know about it. For infants and toddlers, they are still at a stage where they are resilient to the move since they do not know what is going on.
For preschoolers, their biggest concern would be their personal things so you have to reassure them their belongings are also coming along. For school aged children, they are quite excited about this and may even look forward to helping out in packing. However, they can also get concerns like leaving their friends and starting out at a new school.
And finally, a lot of teenagers feel that moving is one of the tragedies of their life especially if they are doing so well in school. These are just some of the things they concern themselves with and what you might want to deal with (and anticipate making solutions to possible problems) in the event that a child becomes difficult or kind of upset about the move.