Tips For Moving With Kids
Posted on September 14, 2021
Tips For Moving With Kids
As the house is a special source of safety and comfort for children, many families are afraid to leave their comfortable environment. While parents understand why it may be important to move, your children might not be sure why.
Here are simple measures that might help ease the anxieties of your children and make the entire moving journey as easy as 1, 2, 3.
TALK ABOUT THE MOVE IN AN OPEN FAMILY FORUM
Make the announcement about the move to everybody in the family and focus on “when” and “where” and “how” in the move. Make sure your child knows that this move is a pleasant experience for the entire family.
INCLUDE THE KIDS IN THE MOVING PROCESS
Encourage your children to join you in planning the best route for your family to go to your new house. Introduce the children to the moving truck driver when he or she arrives. Make sure your kids understand the significance of staying out of the driver’s way as he or she is loading boxes and furniture into the truck for safety purposes.
Making a game out of exploring the best route to go in an atlas or on a road map, or allowing your children to paint and name their own boxes and pack their “special possessions” are two other ideas on how you can get the be involved in the moving process.
If at all feasible, take the kids to visit their new house and neighborhood before they move in. This will help to remove some of the “mystery” surrounding the move. Introducing your children to their new neighbors will give them confidence in their ability to make new friends after the move.
If you are unable to visit your new neighborhood, try to gather as much information as possible about it. The Internet can provide a wealth of information. Also, take a few photos of your new home and surroundings (ask your real estate agent for assistance) and make sure your children are aware of everything.
TRY NEW ACTIVITIES
Encourage your children to participate in extracurricular activities in their new community to help them make new friends. Sports leagues, neighborhood kid’s groups, and programs tailored to your child’s interests will keep them occupied and help them adjust to their new surroundings.
Allow your children to choose their favorite restaurant, type of cuisine, or activity once you’ve arrived at your new location to “celebrate” their role in making the move a success and the start of a new adventure.
Clutch Moving Company is here to help you with your moving process. Contact us today or you can also request for a quote to have an idea of the cost of moving.