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Moving with children

Moving with children presents unique challenges.

Moving with children presents unique challenges.

Summer is the popular moving season for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest ones is that school's out and it's easiest to move a family during that time.

While the timing may be better, moving with a family presents its own unique challenges. Children often become worried when relocating to a different area, a recent Rent.com survey found. More than half of parents reported that they were concerned about their child's apprehensions, such as making new friends and feeling comfortable, associated with the move.

When choosing the right location for their family, 61 percent of parents said finding a safe neighborhood was important and 24 percent were concerned about finding a large enough home, the survey said. Children reported being most concerned with having individual bedrooms, a neighborhood with other children their age, and a large backyard.

There are some things parents can do to ease the transition for their kids. The first is to tell them about moving as soon as possible so they can adjust to the idea, Rent.com said. Once the move has been made, allowing children to personalize their rooms can also help ease the transition.

Involving children in the moving process can also help ease their stress, Moversdirectory.com said.ADNFCR-3450-ID-19839396-ADNFCR