New Essential Tips Shared for Young Families Moving Abroad

Published January 16, 2024

International Mover, shares tips for families who are planning to move abroad. Although moving is always a challenge, the company points out that families often have more to consider, especially when children are involved. As such, it is in everyone’s best interests to learn as much about the process before undertaking this journey as well as how to move household goods.

“Moving abroad can be an exciting and life-changing experience for parent and child alike,” comments Kimberlee Fenn of International Mover. “However, it is essential that you take every opportunity to adequately prepare your children for such a major transition. Remember that as difficult as this may be for you, the backdrop of childhood can make it both confusing and alien. By being proactive in your approach, you can help them feel excited about their upcoming trip.”

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Fenn says the first order of business should be to establish open and honest communication. Parents should initiate age-appropriate discussions with their children about the upcoming move, and this may involve them explaining the reasons behind it and what should be expected in the new home country. Children will naturally have concerns about the move (more so if they feel attached to their current home), so parents should address any concerns or fears — and reassure them that their feelings are valid.

To help them acclimatise to the idea of moving abroad, it is recommended that parents engage in research about the destination alongside their children. This educational foray should touch on the new country’s culture, language, traditions, and so on. It is deeply recommended that children be given the opportunity and environment to learn the local language. This education can even begin well before the move, via online classes and so on.

No matter how much parents prepare, however, more help will inevitably be needed once they arrive. Fenn says it is best to find a support system in the new country as soon as possible, composed of other expat families or even online communities that are dedicated to expat parents in particular. Here, parents can discuss their children’s issues with people who have experienced such hurdles before, and their advice can go a long way.

On a more practical note, Fenn remarks that one of the best steps parents can take to help their children is to minimise their stress. “Your children will be sensitive to your behaviour throughout the process,” she says. “Their stress will be compounded by yours, so you can often help keep the whole family unit calm by making sure you have all the support you need. This can take many forms, including leaning on other family members and professional services that are designed to assist such transitions.”

International Mover is always looking for ways to help expats make the most of their journeys abroad. Based on her time in the industry, Fenn says one of the best pieces of advice any expat could have, including parents, is to work with a professional removal company, especially one that has a reputation for good customer service.

Relocations across international lines can be complicated to organise and execute, so, fortunately, no one has to do it by themselves. Those who need to pack up an entire household’s worth of goods and belongings, for instance, can turn to a professional team for assistance. International Mover is aware of several companies that help with packing, freight, customs clearance, and more, and such services can dramatically ease a family’s transition abroad.

“It is important to ask for help when it is needed,” says Fenn, “and this is true for both you and your children. With the right professional by your side, you can ensure your move is both successful and enjoyable for your entire family.” Notably, many services allow customers to request a free estimate, and Fenn suggests that this would be a good exploratory step for most families.

Those interested in learning more are welcome to contact International Mover for further insights on international household goods removals. The company has also published several other articles on the topic of international relocations.


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