Moving abroad with kids?

Moving abroad can be an extremely stressful time for you and your family, especially if you have children.  Often your choice to move abroad is one made by job or family factors and can sometimes leave you with very little time to get organised.

Here at Roy Trevor we understand the impact that international removals can have on your little ones.  Whatever age your children are, moving abroad is a big upheaval for the whole family.  But there are ways to help your children through the moving process.

You are probably left with many questions and not always sure how to tackle them?  Here are some of the most important things to remember when embarking on an international move with children.

Depending on the age of your children you may find that they rebel.  This is often the case when you have teenagers.  This is their way of asserting their independence.  The key here is to involve them in the process.

Tell your kids as soon as you can.  Run through the reasons for moving abroad and give them as much detail as possible.  Encourage them to ask questions.

Keep them updated with what is going on and what this international move will mean for them.  If they are older you may want to give them some books on the new country that they are moving to.

Be positive.  The more positive you are about the move and the less stressed you are, the more they will feel positive.

Treat it as an adventure.  So, if you are moving to Spain, let them know how exciting it will be and how at first it will feel like a really long holiday.

Encourage them and help them with their goodbyes.  Perhaps have a party and provide their friends with your new address and email.

International removals with children doesn’t have to be difficult.  And neither does the physical implication of moving abroad.  Why not contact us at Roy Trevor removals to find out how we can help you with your international move?