So you’ve finally gotten that promotion you were waiting for and you’re set to moving to another state, but you’re wondering how to get your kids on board?
Moving can be hectic transition for anyone and its especially challenging when you have kids. It can easily be unsettling for them and they may need some extra attention during this time.
Fortunately, there are a couple of steps you can take to make moving with your kids much easier:
- Have you child carry their special items during the move
Whether it’s a blanket they love or a toy or a stuffed animal, it’ll be of great help in giving them a sense of comfort during the move.
- Pay attention to your child’s behavior
If you notice that they are not thrilled about the move then you can try and prepare their rooms in the new house beforehand, so they can find a nurturing environment instead of a void and unwelcoming space.
- Hire professional help
Minimal time taken in the moving process will avoid the possibility of your kids growing weary. Professional movers and packers will give you a great head start if you want a quick move. Also, keep your kids as busy as possible while you are packing or unpacking. It will shift their focus from the move, at least for a little while. Relatives can really come in handy with this.
- Keep the kids involved
Kids can easily feel helpless and frustrated about moving. You can make them feel more involved in the process by asking them to join you in your house hunting and even have them pick out their new rooms. You can also have them to contribute in small tasks during the actual move.
- Make it fun
Make the move a fun time for family bonding and sharing excitement over the new house. Have a little celebratory event before the move and possibly thereafter. Also during the move you can have some fun games and activities to keep them excited.
Enjoy your move and make it a memorable time for your family!