As hard it is for adults to move your home and everything inside it from one place to another, kids also feel this stress at the same time. To help your kids cope up in what is happening and avoid any unnecessary breakdowns on the way to your new home. Here are some tips to make the trip more enjoyable for them:
Give them a sneak peek of the new house.
–New features, new rooms, and a new environment. Visit the new house before moving in. Letting your kids familiarize and compare your new home from the old one will lessen their anxiety, Should there be any problem with your new home, try to talk with the kids and make sure that the problem will be fixed.
Visit a nearby amusement park or mall before moving in
–Having fun before moving isn’t that bad. Play games, enjoy some rides and look for things to shop. Keeping a child distracted is always one good way to redirect their doubts. Also, this will let the kids loosen up and have them excited for the new home.
Give them rewards for packing their own stuff.
— You may not know what they want to bring or what they want to leave behind the old house. This is also an activity for you to bond with your children. Let them pack their things and motivate them with a reward. Don’t forget to keep an eye on them, especially when using sharp objects to cut and pack things.
Explore the area with them.
–Like you, your kids too want to find where to find the best place to get a snack, or maybe a shortcut on their way home. Switch up the streets that you take whenever you go out with them.
Sleep with them during the first few days if needed.
— It is normal for kids to have a different reaction on staying in your new home. Moving to a new home will sometimes give your kids a hard time to sleep. Make sure that your kids are sound and are going to bed without any problem. Sometimes reading them a bedtime story or just keeping them company will do the trick.
— Being emotional before leaving or finding their new playmates and friends are always a part of moving. Look for someone they can play within the neighborhood.