Monday April 25, 2022
5 Tips for Moving With Kids
With all the complexity involved in moving, it often becomes a rewarding but stressful experience. Even more so when you have children in your home. During the move, your children still need the love and attention they receive normally, but you might not always have the time to devote to their every need. Below are a few tips to make moving to a new home with kids seamless:
- Let Them Feel involved
Although it might be tempting to do everything yourself, don't exclude your kids from this life-changing event. Allowing them to get involved in activities like packing keeps them busy as you focus on other activities. Besides, informing them about your upcoming move can help them prepare and embrace the idea of a change in their environment.
- Create a Plan
Sit down with everyone in the family and create a plan of how you would like to execute the relocation. Assign tasks like packing and cleaning to each child and family member. This plan will help you avoid the last-minute rush to settle things you forgot.
- Stick to Routines
Sticking to a particular pattern and routine gives your children a sense of stability and predictability, as well as time to stay focused throughout the transition. For instance, you can continue with programs like family game nights or Taco Tuesdays to reduce your children's anxiety levels.
- Give them Closure
Although there's a lot you need to do during the relocation, it's essential to understand that your kids may have an emotional attachment to the current environment. Give your kids time to say goodbye to their friends or places they like visiting.
- Keep the Basics Close
Moving to a new environment can be overwhelming for your kids. Make their favorite items easily accessible. Help them settle in by unpacking their belongings first to ensure they are surrounded by things they are familiar with on their first night at the new house.
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