Moving is stressful for everyone involved, but it especially difficult for children. Here are some helpful tips for a smooth transition.
Involve them in the house hunting.
After you have narrowed it down to your favorite houses, take your children to each home for a tour. Listen to their feedback by asking what their favorite thing about the house is.
Keep them informed
Providing your kids with information on your moving process could help elevate stress. It also will validate their importance of their approval. This should help them feel more comfortable with the move.
Once you have got the house, celebrate by taking the whole family out to dinner. Your kids will most likely mimic you and your behavior, so pump up the enthusiasm!
Research the new town
A new home comes with a new community. Spend some time looking up some interesting things in the new neighborhood. Make sure to focusing mainly on attractions that will appeal to your children’s interest.
Take a tour
Before the big move, you might want to consider taking your kids for a town tour. This way, they develop familiarity with the new place.
Host a Goodbye Party
Since closure is such an important part of move for children, consider hosting a gathering for final goodbyes with family, friends, and neighbors. Be sure to take lots of pictures and exchange contact information.
Let them design their new room
Letting them contribute in the designing of their new room will peak their interest as well as make them feel at home.
Explore your new surroundings
Once you have moved into your new home, you can start your new life. Encourage your kids to be tourist and together you can find your new favorite spots.