Moving with Kids
At some point, most families will face the possibility of moving. No matter their age, moving is hard on kids and is usually a major change in their lives. Leaving the house they are familiar with, saying goodbye to friends, and getting used to new routines is a lot for kids to digest. While there’s no way to get rid of your kids’ moving worries completely, there are plenty of ways you can help ease their stress. Here are some of our top tips to help your kids through this big transition.
Discuss the Move with Your Kids First
The best way to prepare your kids for a move is to talk to them about it. Give them as much information about the move as soon as possible. Be honest and listen to what they have to say. Allow them to express any frustration or concerns, but also inform them about the positive aspects of the move and make sure they know they’ll be included in the process. It’s important that your kids’ feelings and opinions are heard so that you can ease their worries about moving day.
Involve Your Kids in the Move as Much as Possible
The more your kiddos know about the move, the better they’ll feel about it. Include them in activities like house-hunting or finding a new school. If you’re moving somewhere far, use the internet to search potential neighborhoods and houses, as well as to show your kids some of the cool attractions in the community, like zoos or parks.
Keep it Consistent
A good way to help kids adjust to a move is to keep old routines and habits the same. If you had family game night on Fridays or special Sunday dinners in your old home, keep these routines the same in your new home. Carrying on old habits and routines helps kids feel more at ease with big changes. It’s also a good idea to set up your house as it was previously arranged, especially the children’s bedrooms. For babies and toddlers, sticking with traditional bedtime rituals is an incredibly helpful way to ease the discomfort of moving.
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