5 Important Tips To Help Smooth Your Move When You Have Teens In The Home

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moving with teens

 

5 Important Tips To Help Smooth Your Move When You Have Teens In The Home

 

You’ve got a new job offer across the country and you are planning to pack your things, buy a home and make the big move.

However, when you tell your 17 year old daughter your plans, she lets out a mournful wail and cries that it is not fair. How can you possibly take her away from all of her friends, her favorite hangout spots and the cute boy she just started seeing?

Moving is a difficult transition and it is often even more traumatic for teenagers. The teenage years are an important stage where young adults establish their individuality and independence and during this time their social circle is extremely important to them.

Being removed from that against their will can make any teen feel sad, confused, angry and resentful. Also, fitting into a new social scene in a different location can be a challenge for a teen that might be singled out as the “new kid”.

How can you help your teen during this transition so that the experience will be easier on them?

5 Tips To Help Your Teen Move More Smoothly

Here are some tips that will make the experience of moving a little bit easier on your teenager:

  • Give them as much notice as possible so that they have time to adjust to the idea of moving. They will feel like they have enough time to say goodbye to their friends and close a chapter of their lives.
  • Try to schedule the move around the school calendar, as moving in the summer is much less disruptive to your teen’s life than relocating in the middle of the school year.
  • Make sure that they have ample time to spend with their close friends before they leave and once you arrive, understand that they might go through a grieving process of missing their old pals.
  • When you get to your new home, make sure that your teen has plenty of ways to keep in touch with their old friends, such as an internet connection and a cell phone plan.
  • Encourage your teen to get involved in the community of your new hometown, like joining sports clubs or attending events. This can help them to make new friends.

Moving to a new city is always exciting but offers challenges like this one for families. For more advice on moving to a new home, contact your trusted mortgage professional today.

 

Sean Young

www.mylendersean.com

 

 

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Comments (4)

Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Military families are the very best at moving with children.  Career military families could teach others a lot about moving with children.

Jun 27, 2013 08:57 PM
Sean Young
Home Loans by Sean Young - New American Funding - Highlands Ranch, CO
Colorado loan officer

That is so true, thanks for bringing that up Lenn

 

 

Jun 28, 2013 03:11 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Sean~ We moved from Long Island to New Jersey when I was 13 and it was a very challenging transition for me.

Jun 28, 2013 08:38 AM
Sean Young
Home Loans by Sean Young - New American Funding - Highlands Ranch, CO
Colorado loan officer

I bet it was Donna. Moving at that age can be really hard. 

Jun 29, 2013 03:18 AM

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