Moving Is Child’s Play: Tips For Moving With Children

Moving Is Child’s Play: Tips For Moving With Children

Okay, so moving isn’t really child’s play, but it can be fun when you involve your children and make it a game. Plus, including your children in the plans and work of moving can help them to be less stressed about the changes going on in their lives.

Here are some tips to make it easier:

  1. Pack their room last and unpack it first in the new home.
  2. Stick to the old meal and bedtime routines throughout the move to give them a sense of familiarity.
  3. Hire movers – you will thank yourself and you’ll have more time to help your children.
  4. Include your kids in some decisions: decorations, new plates, which new park to visit first.
  5. Find child and pet care for moving day to alleviate stress.
  6. Involve your kids in unpacking so they feel more invested.
  7. Prepare them mentally but be prepared for anxiety – adjusting can take up to 6 months.
  8. Get them pumped about their new school by taking a tour or even walking or driving by.
  9. Help them create a memory book of the old house, school, neighborhood, friends, babysitter.
  10. Remember to practice self-care so that you’re on top of your game for your children.

Moving into a new home can be stressful for the entire family, but especially for the kids. By making some thoughtful plans to include them in the decision making and work, you can help ensure that they feel more in control and less stressed. That will make everyone feel better.Screen Shot 2017-11-26 at 10.23.58 PM

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