Every year a lot of little Americans move with their families. Kids have even more stress during the relocation than adults. As for grown-ups, moving is mostly connected with technical details as scheduling and packing, but children endure more emotional stress.
Kids have to worry about leaving their friends, making new connections, pass through challenges of a new school. As a good parent you suppose to ease your children’s discomfort but without sacrificing too much of your own peace.
1. MAKE NO SECRET OF YOUR MOVE.
The child, no matter how old he or she is, deserves to be aware of all changes that are going to happen in his or her life. Your kid needs time to prepare for the huge change that for the moment can be the greatest challenge of his life. That is why you need to tell him about possibility of relocation even before you decide it yourself.
The best way to do it is to gather a meeting where you can explain the situation to the young members of the family. They need to feel as their opinion matters so make them part of the discussion. Feeling like he makes a decision with you will help him embraces the changes in his life easier.
2. GET THE KID ACQUAINTED WITH THE NEW NEGHBORHOOD.
At least once go to your new place of leaving with your children before the moving in. The more often you visit to explore the territory the easier it will be for them to adapt to a new infrastructure.
These visits help you and your kids to learn the neighborhood. If possible, make new connection before the moving in so you will have someone to chat with immediately after the relocation.
3. INVOLVE THEM IN THE MOVING PROCESS.
Ask them to pack their personal property as their toys, clothes, etc. First of all, it will strengthen their feeling of belonging and will give more value to their personal life. On the other hand, it is also an extra help for you. So give your children boxes labeled with their names and ask them to pack their personals themselves.
4. PACK THE SURVIVAL KIT PROPERLY.
Remember to add some children’s essentials to the survival kit. It is even better to pack a separate bag with diapers, napkins, extra clothing, snacks and drinks, some medication and everything else that can be of use in the unexpected situation and can help with safe moving.
5. PLAN AN INTERESTING ROUTE.
Why should you just drive from point A to point B while you can make up an interesting route that includes road entertainments. Organize some leisure routine on the way to your new house. Children are full of energy and it’s hard for them to spend several hours in the car without any activity.
Make stops near some interesting places or diners. Turn the road into an interesting adventure.
These little tips allow you to relieve some stress from your kids and let them get used to the thought of relocation. They will embrace the idea that changing the place of residence isn’t always a bad experience and have a positive effect. Surround them with love and keep them involved into the process, so they will feel as an important part of the family.
California Movers Local & Long Distance Moving Company will undertake all the routine tasks regarding your relocation to Irvine, letting you focus on the essential things as supporting your family and adopting to the new way of living. With us you don’t need to worry about any technical relocation challenges: we pack and unpack your boxes, disassemble furniture, load and unload the truck for both local and long relocation.