As you’re getting your house ready for your move, take out some time to prepare your kids for the transition. The reason it’s essential you get your kids ready is because they might not understand the reasons for moving, or they simply might not want to move. Use these tips to provide clarity, ease your child’s mind and make the process easier for everyone.
Let Your Child Know Why You’re Moving
One of the best things you can do for you child is explain why you’re moving in the first place. Whether it’s for a job, a change of scenery or the need for a bigger or smaller house, let your child know what’s going on and why. Know that just because your child doesn’t verbalize confusion or curiosity doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t have questions.
Get Your Kids Involved
Let your son or daughter start packing up her or his room. Even better, let your child have a hand in planning the layout of the new room. Take your child to see the new house, neighborhood and room to get them excited (hopefully) and looking forward to new surroundings
Move During the Summer If at All Possible
If your kids are in school, try to move during summer break so as not to disrupt them. A summertime move also gives your kids a chance to get acclimated to the new home and neighborhood, and you’ll both have a chance to check out the new school before it’s time to go back. The less stress that’s involved in the move, the better it will be for everyone.
Continue Family Routines and Rituals
To help both you and your kids get settled in your new space, keep up with any family rituals or routines you might have had at the old place. Did you always go out to eat on Wednesdays or have Taco Tuesdays? Maintain the routines to help you and your kids ease into your new home.
Know that Attention to Detail Moving is here for you if you need more tips for preparing your children for your upcoming move.