If you have ever moved as a child you know how it feels to leave your roots behind as you head into the unknown. Since a child's thoughts are full of fantasy and imagination at a young age you'll really have no idea of what he's actually thinking without some good sound conversations between the two of you.
He could be afraid of moving because he feels that there may be monsters in his new bedroom closet. His best friend may have made up some stories about wonderful things that he will be missing by moving away. He may be thinking that he will have to leave some of his precious pets behind. There could be thousands of thoughts going through his head and you can help him get through this move just by lending an understanding ear.
You know that all of the logistics are going to get handled one way or the other. There really isn't any choice in that matter. Your child too deserves to have some time and you need to make it go right to supply it.
The transition over to the new home can be laid smooth by taking your child's viewpoint into account and making him feel positive abut the upcoming changes. Let him know that there will be no monsters in the closet but he will have a special drawer in the kitchen to store his special treasures. Help him transform any fears or worries into positive thoughts and he will turn into a willing participant in the move and can provide you with some much-needed help with all of the logistics and packing.
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