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M. Dyer & Sons Shares Advice For Families Moving With Children & Teenagers December 19, 2013

Pearl City, Ewa
M. Dyer & Sons Shares Advice For Families Moving With Children & Teenagers, Ewa, Hawaii

Relocating the family is a significant lifestyle change, one that may affect as little as an address and as much as a child’s school, a parent’s job, or changes in one’s social group. As difficult as moving can be for adults, the experience can be highly traumatic for children of any age! While M. Dyer & Sons, Inc. provides the best shipping, packing, and moving services in Oahu, adults can help ease the transition for children with good planning, clear communication, and patience.

When making the decision to move, it’s important to remember that children thrive on “familiarity, structure, and routine.” Kids need to be given adequate room, time, and space to adjust to their new surroundings, especially if the move is a result of recent changes in the family structure due to marriage, divorce, birth, or death. Being as open and direct as possible will make this communication process much easier. Talk about the move as soon as possible, and be positive, genuine, and upbeat about it. Turning the entire experience into a grand adventure, as opposed to a frightening or overwhelming obstacle, will help shape the effect the move has on the child. M. Dyer & Sons recommends touring kids around their new home, or showing them the new neighborhood, before settling in for good. Allowing them to feel comfortable and giving them time to embrace their new space will help in the long run!

There are different and important techniques to implement into this discussion, depending on the age of the child. Younger children may appreciate a brief visual demonstration, making extra use of their toys. It’s also critical that parents abstain from making additional lifestyle changes during this time (potty training, removing of childhood bedroom furniture, et al.). School-aged children can be spoken to more in-depth about the subject, and experts recommend the move occurs during the summer, so as not to disrupt their daily patterns. Teenagers, naturally, will be more resistant to the concept of relocation. With time, patience, and a parent’s active listening to their concerns, as well as a decent effort to keep the teen involved with their old school and social communities, both parties will benefit greatly.

For more information on relocating and services from the best moving company in Oahu, contact M. Dyer & Sons, Inc. today! Call (808) 456-4200 or visit the website to learn more.

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