Moving is stressful. Change is hard, especially for children. If you are trying to make it easier on your kids by leaving them out of the decisions, you might actually be making it more stressful. Including them can help them feel more in control. Here are some tips to help you all navigate the moving process together:
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Pack their room last and unpack it first in the new home.
Stick to the old meal and bedtime routines throughout the move to give them a sense of familiarity.
Hire movers - you will thank yourself and you’ll have more time to help your children.
Include your kids in some decisions: decorations, new plates, which new park to visit first.
Find child and pet care for moving day to alleviate stress.
Prepare them mentally but be prepared for anxiety; adjusting can take up to 6 months.
Get them pumped about their new school by taking a tour or even walking or driving by.
Help them create a memory book of the old house, school, neighborhood, friends, babysitter.
Remember to practice self-care so that you’re on top of your game for your children.
Now that you have some ideas of how you can include your kids in the decision making, go all out and make it a game. See how you can incorporate fun into the Home moving process, and you will all be happier when the day comes to move to your new home. Ready or not, here you come!