When you move to a new home, it is sometimes hard on the kids. Moving to another town or state is extremely hard on kids who are in school. Smaller kids sometimes don’t adjust well to changes, or may even love their old home and don’t want to make the move. There are ways you can help your child with the moving process and I will provide you with a few ideas on how to make it easier on them.
Discuss the Move with Them
When making that decision to move, it is important that you discuss it with them. Include them in some of the conversation and let them know what the house and neighborhood will be like. If there are parks and other fun things nearby for them to do, let them know that.
Include Them in the Packing
Make the move fun for them. Allow them to help you pack. Of course, you would need to give them the light packing, but include them so they will feel like they are helping. It’s a good idea to let them help with the packing of their room as well.
Show the New Home to Them
You shouldn’t simply tell the child that you are moving and that’s it. You should take them to the new home and let them see it for themselves. You should also show them their room and show excitement over the house when you take them there.
Ride around the Neighborhood
It is a good idea to ride the child or children around the neighborhood as well. If you are moving to a new town, take them to see the new restaurants, play areas, and other fun things that they can do. This will definitely help make the move easier on them.
The main thing is to stay calm and have patience when it comes to them. They are nervous and probably a bit frightened about the move. Usually when they get in the new place and get settled, things will be a bit different.