The moving day always comes with excitement and as your child gets all giddy about the prospects of starting a new school and new schoolmates, you are bound to notice some upset reactions on his part when he thinks about leaving his old house.
The first signs that your child may be unhappy about the prospect of moving include whining, crying, and even tantrums if he gets disappointed or worried about the pending move. If you notice any of these things, take the initiative to talk to your child and find out what exactly is making him so upset about the move.
It may be a feeling of insecurity about the upcoming move and your child may be anxious about his next move as well. Try to determine whether your child feels that the house he lives in now will be better or worse than the one he is going to leave.
Do not attempt to change your child’s mind by taking him out of the decision or try to convince him on his way. You can reassure your child about the safety of the current house and offer to let him stay there for a while so that he has a familiar face and surroundings, but make sure you also give him the choice of moving out when he is ready.
A big problem that often occurs at this stage is that children feel uncomfortable about their parents and do not like being separated from them when you relocate. A good way to solve this problem is to make the transition into moving home much easier by making the moving day enjoyable for both of you.
Plan special activities that you can do together during this period that will make your child feel more comfortable and secure. Also, give your child a few extra minutes of pampering before the move so that he does not feel too upset about leaving his old life behind. Once your child feels safe and is confident that everything will be alright, moving to a new house will seem much less daunting.