The families would sooner or later face the possibility of moving. Such can be a traumatic experience for kids. They may not comprehend really well the need to move or relocate. Kids do need time and attention during the transition. These are the tips that you can try so that you can make the moving process less stressful for them and for you as well.
If you have made the decision to move, then you should understand that kids thrive on familiarity as well as routine. If you are planning to relocate, then you have to weigh the advantages of the change from the comfort that your kids have like their school and social life.
You may not be in control of such decision to move. This could result from transfer of job or due to a financial situation. Though you are not really happy with the move, you may still have a good attitude about this. This is because the moods and attitude of the parents can surely have an impact to the kids during the time of transition.
It is very important that you talk regarding this with your children. Regardless of the circumstances, the very important way for you to prepare the kids for the move is to talk about this with them.
Make sure that you give them lots of information about the move. You need to answer questions truthfully and completely and you have to accept whatever reactions they would show you. Though the move would mean improvement in family life, the kids don’t always get to understand.
It is a great thing that you include the kids in the planning so that they would feel that they are a part of the house-hunting process or in searching for a new school. Such would make them feel less like such is being forced on them.
There are also several moving jobs which you can give them so that you can prepare them before moving. You may request them to sort things out. You may request them to pack some things or wrap stuff that needs to be wrapped.
Also, it would be a great idea that you ask them to place their things in the boxes so that arranging their things will not be a problem. With this, it won’t be a problem going through the items and figure out who owns what.
Also, you should ask them to help in moving those boxes. Though packing and moving stuff can be stressful and hard but you can have some excellent time when you would work together as a team.