Moving is difficult on teenagers. They likely have established peer groups and built a reputation at their school, and now they will have to start over again. One way to ease the stress is to be have an open conversation with them, letting them ask questions and even vent their anger. Another idea is to let them throw a going away party to say goodbye to their friends. Once you’ve moved, involve them in decisions about home decoration. Then do what you can to help them settle in, such as singing them up for activities where they can make new friends. Most important of all, communicate with them and offer support.
- Your teen needs time to ask questions about the move and what their new home and school will be like.
- Give your teen some input in making choices on how to decorate the new house.
- As soon as you are moved in, find activities in the new community where your teen can start making friends.
“Moving to a new city means a whole new beginning… and figuring out who they are all over again.”