Vast majority of parents worry if children will adapt when moving home

  • Majority of parents (85%) are concerned how their children will adapt to changes when moving home
  • One in four parents (25%) worry that they would see changes in their children’s behaviour after moving house
  • Those with children aged four (62%) are most likely to worry about how their child will cope with the change of moving house

It’s the day of the big move and after finding your new house it’s time to make it a home. No doubt moving is exciting but it’s also one of the most stressful experiences in your lifetime with family and possessions relocating to your new abode.

There are reasons why people move to a new area, a better house or area normally being the key factors. But do your children feel the same? For many 4-to-10-year-olds the change in routine could be a huge step for them. After making friends in the area, they could be anxious about having to leave them behind and start again. And then there’s being the “new kid” in school.

To help with the moving process, a new guide has been produced by Purplebricks and designed by the Diary of a Wimpy Kid team – one of the biggest franchises of all time, with the first book selling more than 150 million copies worldwide.

The guide aims to help children feel settled in their new surroundings and have a positive moving experience, with research showing that more than half (57%) of parents are worried their children won’t cope with the change of routine when moving home and a quarter of parents concerned their children’s behavior will take a turn for the worse after the move (25%).

On average, according to parents surveyed, it took their children more than three months to completely settle after a move, with 15% taking more than half a year.