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Tough Transitions—Moving and Kids

Moving can be tough. The impact that it can have on you can be long and lasting. More than having a personal impact on your life, moving can have a lasting and deep impact on children especially. Whether it’s a change in their standard of living, a change in schools or just a change of environment moving can affect kids more than we think and realize.

Smaller children depend on predictability and security. These concepts are closely related to familiar faces and places. Older children are likely to feel that their social life is impacted when they move. Fitting in is incredibly important at this age for their social and emotional lives. Easing a child or teens moving experience can be incredible for them as kids and later in their lives as adults. There are a number of ways that a parent or guardian can get involved in their children’s comfort in a move. One of the first and most important items to address is to keep routines and home rules the same when you move to your new location. This will allow children to plant their roots faster and feel comfortable quicker as well.

Second item is to make their room comfortable to their standards. Making a child feel secure at home is important, but assuring that their place to ‘get away’ is up to their approval is incredibly important.  Another item is assuring that you as a parent are doing all you can to cultivate new friendships with other kids. Doing things like opening your home to new friends and acquaintance and encouraging your children to interact and make plans with new kids are essential for your child’s transition.

Keeping up with old friends is also an essential part of keeping their social life healthy, as it allows them to build long term relationships and to stay connected to their old stomping grounds. When it comes to school, encouraging extracurricular activities is a great way to introduce your child to not only new friends but to new subjects and interests. More than anything that you can do for your child, you can be a constant part of their life and stay up to date with everything going on. This is the key essential element in your relationship with your child.

Following these simple tips will not only foster and cultivate your child’s needs for social interaction and living emotionally secure, but will make sure that you are giving them the chance to live up to their own potential.

Get Social

“They” say it takes around a year to a year and a half to meet people in a new community that you can truly call a friend. Depending on where you move, it can take longer than that. Here are some tips to make it easier, and quicker!

Chamber of Commerce: Never rule out the chamber, even if you aren’t a business owner. Your local chamber can connect you to businesses you need, events to attend, and new people to meet that can make you feel at home. Check out Chambers of Commerce, USA Directory and Visitor Bureaus US Directory.

Another great way to meet people and get familiar with your new community is through  “ is an online portal connecting people seeking relocation information with some of the most livable communities in the United States.” This website is made for people relocating. They also include local food and a digital newsstand. What a wonderful resource for people moving!

Last but not least, don’t forget about using social media! Twitter and Facebook have features where you can search by city and state. Use Facebook search bar, and for Twitter use

Here at Exodus, we hope you make new friends quickly, and start feeling more and more at home!

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After every move Exodus Moving & Storage completes, we will request your input about your moving experience with us. Continuous improvement is the hallmark of our success as a company and we are always anxious to get your feedback on how well we did our moving job.

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The Cost of relocation is either based on weight or number of men and trucks needed as well as distance traveling. At no charge to you, one of our experienced and courteous Move Coordinators will review their move in great detail and provide you with an accurate move quote. Our Move Coordinator will also confirm requested pick-up and delivery dates.

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