Moving can be stressful enough on your own, but if you have young children, it can become an ordeal. Whether you’re moving across the street or the state: when you have kids in tow, preparation is essential. You’ll want to start prepping them as early as possible.
This month, we’ve decided to take a look at ways to make moving into a new home a seamless transition for your kids.
Moving for the first time can be troubling for a youngster that has spent most of their short life in one home.
The first thing you’ll want to do is to discuss the move with your child: sit them down and talk to them about the upcoming transition. Make sure to field any questions or concerns that they may have. Discuss the main points of interest in your new town to help give them something to look forward to.
This will give them some idea of what to expect and help put them at ease.
Share Your Stories
If you had a move at a similar age as your child, tell them stories about the experience. They’ll see that things turned out alright for you, and that will make them feel better about the whole process.
Instilling this notion of a shared experience will make the move seem friendlier than it might otherwise. You can bring these stories into your sit-down discussion from the previous section, or save them for an emergency moment of anxiety.
Make Moving a Game
It’s difficult to keep children entertained at the best of times, let alone when you’re in the process of planning a move. Make your move seem like fun by turning the tedious packing into a game.
Kids have an uncanny habit of being magnetically drawn to cardboard boxes, so use that to your advantage. When it’s time to pack their things, bring additional boxes, and teach them how to pack things correctly. They’ll have fun and enjoy feeling like they’re part of the process.
Help them remain confident about the upcoming move with a good book: those wondrous gateways into the hearts and minds of children and adults alike are excellent tools to help relieve your kids of moving day anxiety.
There is an abundance of moving-related books for young children, as well as older kids. Just check your favorite online or brick-and-mortar bookshop.
Research the Neighborhood
Learn about what your new neighborhood has to offer. Are there any families with kids nearby? What teams or clubs does your new hometown offer? Your kids will warm up to a move if they know that there are things to look forward to on the other side.
Meehan’s Family Moving: Palm Beach County’s Most Trusted Movers
Are you moving with kids? Meehan’s Family Moving is here to make it easy. Our team of professional Palm Beach movers offer full-service packing and moving solutions to fit your budget. We want to make your next move fast, affordable, and convenient.
Contact the Meehan’s Family Moving team today at (561) 904-6000 to schedule your free, no-obligation quote on our packing and moving services.
We look forward to making your next family move a pleasant one!