Deciding to move from a house is a big task for the entire family. While the adults are more worried about the practical problems, children tend to focus on the losses the move causes. This can be the loss of their friends, their school, or the safe and familiar environment. As a parent, you’re bound to hear questions like ‘But, Mom, I don’t want to move! Or: ‘Why are we moving? This is our home!’ Hearing these questions will be part of your moving experience but tactfully answering them is part of good parenting. Here are a few relevant points you need to know when moving with children.
1) As soon as you have a definite plan, tell your children about the move. Give all the details and do not conceal anything from them. Make them mentally prepared from the beginning. Listen to questions and address concerns.
2) You should ideally move in the summer, as changing schools during the year can be a stressful experience. Look for suitable schools in the area to which you’re moving.
3) Creating a sense of team work and involving your children in the move by assigning them various tasks will get them more excited about the move. Allow them to arrange and pack their own rooms.
4) On the moving day, the younger children should stay with friends or relatives. This will make the transition smoother and also create less confusion for the children.
5) Once you’ve settled in the new house, you can start exploring your neighborhood. Encourage your children to make new friends, ask them to join clubs, societies and keep them excited about the new school.
Keep all the above points in mind while moving with your children and you’re sure to make the transition for your children a smooth process. Also most of the people who are moving with children prefer to hire a moving and storage company to make their move easy and stress free.