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Tips for Moving with Young {Children|Kids}

Moving can {upset|distress|disturb} {children|kids} of any age. It {frequently|often|regularly} {causes|triggers} them to feel {apprehensive|anxious|worried|concerned|uncertain} and insecure. But, {don’t|do not} {despair|anguish}; there are {many|numerous|lots of} things you can do to make the moving experience less {scary|frightening} for your {children|kids}.

{Involve|Include} Them from the Very Beginning.

{Tell|Inform} your {children|kids} {as soon as|as quickly as} you {know|understand} you’re moving; {don’t|do not} spring it on them at the last minute. {Explain|Discuss|Describe} why you’re {moving in|relocating} terms they can {understand|comprehend}. Do you need more {room|space}? Are you {relocating|moving|transferring} because of a new {job|task}? {Be sure|Make sure|Make certain} to {explain|discuss|describe} what will {happen|occur|take place} so they’ll {know|understand} what to {expect|anticipate}. This will {remove|eliminate|get rid of} {a lot of|a great deal of} the {fear|worry} and confusion they {may|might} be feeling. {Tell|Inform} them when the {move|relocation} will {take place|occur|happen} and how their things will {get from|receive from|obtain from} the old {house|home} to the new {house|home}. {Be sure|Make sure|Make certain} and {answer|address} their {questions|concerns} as {fully|completely|totally} as you can. {Remember that|Keep in mind that|Bear in mind that} your {attitude|mindset} about the {move|relocation} will rub off on them, so {stay|remain} {upbeat|positive} and {positive|favorable}. To {help|assist} prepare them {further|even more}, you can choose from {among|amongst} {many|numerous|lots of} {children|kids}’s books {available|offered|readily available} on moving. Just {a couple of|a number of} these are “Berenstain Bear’s Moving Day” by Sam Berenstain and “{Goodbye|Farewell|Bye-bye} {House|Home}” by Frank Asch. {Check|Inspect|Examine} your {local library|public library|library} for more.

Make the Move {an Adventure|an Experience}.

If you approach the coming {move|relocation} as {an exciting|an interesting|an amazing} {adventure|experience} for the {entire|whole} {family|household}, it will {help|assist} to {calm|soothe|relax} your {children|kids}’s {fears|worries}. The more {positive|favorable} you {are about|have to do with} the {move|relocation}, the more {positive|favorable} they will be. {Make sure|Ensure|Make certain} they {understand|comprehend} they {won’t|will not} be {left behind|left}. {Ask for|Request|Request for} their {suggestions|recommendations|ideas|tips} and {involve|include} them in the {plans|strategies}. If it’s possible, {show|reveal} them the new {house|home} and let them spend {some time|a long time} exploring it. {Show|Program} them where their {rooms|spaces} will be. {Help|Assist} them {visualize|imagine|picture|envision} where their furniture and toys will go. {Show|Program} them the {yard|lawn|backyard} and {help|assist} them {imagine|picture|think of|envision} all the {fun|enjoyable} they will have there. If it’s {impossible|difficult} for them to {visit|go to|check out} the new {house|home}, take {tons of|lots of} {photos|pictures|images} so they’ll {know|understand} what it {looks like|appears like} and can {become|end up being} {familiar with|knowledgeable about|acquainted with} it. {Talk about|Discuss|Speak about} all the {fun|enjoyable} things the {family|household} will do there.

{Let Them|Allow them to} {Help|Assist}.

If you give your {children|kids} an active {role|function} in the {move|relocation} they are {much more|a lot more|far more} {likely|most likely} to accept it and even grow {excited|thrilled|ecstatic|fired up} about it. Let them pack {some of|a few of} their own {belongings|possessions|valuables|personal belongings}, even if you {have to go|need to go} back and repack them {later|later on}. This will {help|assist} them feel a part of the {move|relocation}. If there are old toys you {don’t|do not} {plan|prepare} to take, let the kids {help|assist} {decide|choose} which of them {should|ought to|must|need to} be {given away|handed out|distributed} for other {children|kids} to {use|utilize} and which {should|ought to|must|need to} be {discarded|disposed of}.

What to Do on Moving Day.

{The best|The very best} {plan|strategy} is to have the {children|kids} {stay with|stick with} {a family member|a relative|a member of the family} or {trusted|relied on} {friend|buddy|pal|good friend} on the day of the {move|relocation}. If this isn’t possible, {be sure|make sure|make certain} and {involve|include} them in the moving activities. If you have a moving company, {introduce|present} your {children|kids} to the {workers|employees} so they’ll {know|understand} who’s taking their {stuff|things} away. 

You can {give them|provide} a box of their own to pack. This {could|might} be {the box|package} of {special|unique} {belongings|possessions|valuables|personal belongings} you’re taking in the {car|vehicle|automobile|cars and truck} with you. It {should|ought to|must|needs to} {include|consist of} all {the things|the important things} your {children|kids} can’t live without ~ {favorite|preferred} {stuffed|packed} animals, that {special|unique} blanket, {maybe|perhaps|possibly} their {favorite|preferred} pajamas. This will {accomplish|achieve} {three|3} things. It will keep the {children|kids} {occupied|inhabited} and feeling {useful|helpful|beneficial} and it will {also|likewise} {ensure|guarantee|make sure} that you {know|understand} {exactly|precisely} where these {special|unique} items are. You would {never|never ever} {want to|wish to} {arrive at|reach|come to|get to} your new {home|house} not {knowing|understanding} where to {locate|find} Susie’s {scruffy|shabby} old bear or Johnny’s {favorite|preferred} action figure! It will {also|likewise} {help|assist} the {children|kids} feel secure {since|because|considering that|given that} they have their {most important|essential|crucial} {belongings|possessions|valuables|personal belongings} with them.

You’re on Your Way to Your New {Home|House}.

If you’re driving to your new {home|house}, make the {trip|journey} {exciting|interesting|amazing}! If the kids can relate the {move to|transfer to|relocate to} {family|household} {fun|enjoyable}, they’ll enjoy it {so much|a lot} more. If it’s a long drive, {be sure|make sure|make certain} and have {lots of|great deals of} {games|video games} or books to keep the {children|kids} {occupied|inhabited}. {Maybe|Perhaps|Possibly} {each person|everyone} {could|might} {tell|inform} their own story about what they {think|believe} {living in|residing in} the new {house|home} will {be like|resemble}. You’ll {arrive|show up|get here} {happy|pleased|delighted} and {anxious|nervous|distressed} to {start|begin} this new {phase|stage} of your lives.