Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Earl's Understands Moving with Teenagers

Earl's Moving Company is family owned and will make the teenager(s) move an easy transition.

You have just accepted a job at a new location and it means a move. Perhaps you have been transferred. Whatever the reason if you have a teenager, this may not come as good news to them. Go ahead and tell them, don't wait. Giving them plenty of time to adjust to the thought will be easier for them than springing it on them last minute. Give your teen time to prepare. 
There are ways to help your teenager adjust to the thought of a move. Be prepared for anger, then sadness, and hopefully eventually acceptance, possibly even excitement. 

Whatever his or her response, don't disregard their feelings. Listen and try to sympathize with them. Allow them to be upset. Especially if moving a long distance, teenage years can be a difficult time to change schools and leave friends. If it is close, or even if it is across the state, perhaps weekend visits may be possible. 

Don't be surprised with angry words, the silent treatment or slammed doors. There may be a sad phase they will experience. Comfort them and keep listening. You cannot solve the problem, but continue to be understanding. 

In the plans for moving, take time for a going away party. Allow your teenager to have friends over to celebrate a new place to visit on summer vacation. If appropriate, an enticing gift from you may be a new camera or cell phone to share pictures with friends long distance may be an option.

From the beginning, offer to let them be involved. If it is possible, let them go with you to look at the new house, drive around the new neighborhood and past the new school. Find areas of interest for each child such as the ball park, movie theater, skating rink or baseball stadium. Gather information on activities the new school offers that may not be available at their current one. Visit a church in the school district so your children can meet other children they will be attending school with.

Make them feel important now, that their feelings matter. Discuss painting his or her new bedroom and perhaps shopping for new accessories after the move. Your teenage daughter may be interested in helping to choose new drapes for the living room or furniture for the dining room. 

The caring team at Earl's Moving Company will relieve some of your stress by packing and relocating all of your personal belongings to your new home safe and sound. This leaves more time for family. Pray for God's guidance if your teen is less than happy about moving. Ask them to pray for peace. 

Jeremiah 29:11 ~ For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Earl's Moving Company, a Christian based company, was founded in 2008 by Earl Pike. Earl's strives to make moving as easy as possible so you can enjoy your new home. Raised in Alabaster, Earl enjoys moving people home with southern hospitality. Earl's Moving is available for residential and commercial moves in Alabaster, Auburn, Calera, Chelsea, Clanton, Helena, Hoover, Montevallo, Mountain Brook, Pelham, Prattville, Trussville, Tuscaloosa, and Vestavia Hills.

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