5 Practical and Very Effective Tips for Moving With Kids
Moving from one place to another is more than just relocating your stuff and items. Moving to a new home can be really stressful if not done the right way, especially for your children. It can be really hard for them to accept that they are leaving their friends (from school and neighbors) behind that they thought would last forever. This may result to depression that could make them cry for days.
If you wanted to avoid this kind of situation, here are few practical and very effective tips that can help.
Talk to your kids ahead of time.
Let your kids know about the relocation months before it happens. Tell them the exact date of the move and the place you chose to move. Tell them the reason of relocation and what they can expect at your new home.
Ask what they want.
Ask your kids about what they wanted to see at your new home or their new rooms. Ask them what flowers they wanted to see at the garden. Ask their opinion in terms of color and design of the kitchen and the bathroom. Asking them what they wanted to see at the new house can give them more reason to be excited to move.
Let your kids see the new community and neighborhood.
Take your kids to the neighborhood of your new home. This way, they will have an idea or quick overview what it’s like to live in there. Bring them to a park or to the school where they might go. You can even talk to some of your future neighbors and if they have kids too, it will be really great to let your kids play with them for few minutes or so.
Involve them in packing items.
When the time comes that you have to pack some of their items, involve them in the process. Let them organize their stuff but guide them and tell them the proper way to do it. Make it a fun and enjoyable activity.
Throw a kid’s party.
Invite your kids close friends and classmates. Invite them for a mini party at your new home. This could make them really happy knowing that despite the move, their friends can still visit and see them whenever possible.
Moving with kids can be really stressful – physically and mentally. But with the above given tips, it can be minimized if not avoided overall.
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Have another grownup help watch your little ones while you do the actually moving. Kids can sometimes get in the way with their “help.”
Such a very helpful and great tips. Thanks for this! 🙂
Love these tips!! We are considering moving here soon and with three kids packing will not be much fun. Love the idea of a party for the kids.