Moving with trouble teenagers

Teenage crisis and moving

There is a good chance that your teenager is going through relatively painful times, from the announcement of departure to integration and the newfound stability.

All along, you will need to find ways to motivate him and help him leave his environment and reinvest in a new environment with new relationships.

The announcement of the move

Do not expect your teenager to understand and react with enthusiasm: he will show you his discontent, and will isolate himself. Choose the right time to talk to him, prepare your speech, do not try to convince but explain with understanding. If he is attached to his environment, he will keep you responsible for the upheaval he is going to imagine going through.

The time of acceptance

The situation is not easy for you either, but you must keep this for yourself or your teen may not understand your decision. As for his anger, face and be patient. Listen to him if he needs to speak, consult him for some decision-making, get him actively involved in the relocation process.

Before moving in

It will take him time to say goodbye to his friends, go out with them in his favorite places. Try to make your teenager realize that moving does not mean that he will lose touch with his previous life: his friendships can last, and he can also practice in his new city, activities and sport that were dear to him.

The first months after moving

You may find the first months difficult because your teenager will go through a period when he will have to find an identity within a group, be accepted in his new school, set new goals. Emphasize your youth, encourage him by trying to open his eyes to the different opportunities available to him and show him that he can count on you.

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