by Nutan Brown
on Monday, April 26th, 2021 at 12:43pm.
Moving can be unsettling for children. The change caused by a move may cause them anxiety, which will only add to the stress you feel to ensure a smooth transition. Here are a few ways to make it go a lot easier and minimize the anxiety for you both.
Talk To Them About The Move
The first this you’ll want to do is talk to your children about why you’re moving, where you’re going, and when you’re leaving. Let them know what to expect and what they can look forward to. Preparing your children before the move will have a major impact on how quickly they adapt to the new home.
Having a steady routine will give your children something to focus on in the midst of change. You may feel like skipping bed and morning routines to give yourself an extra hour of packing time, but those rituals make all the difference in your kids’ anxiety level.
Get Them Involved
Getting your children involved is one way to give them a stabilizing sense of control. It also keeps them occupied so you can focus on other things. Consider labelling boxes with words like “toys” or “shoes” and have them pack whenever possible.
Packing your child’s room last will help them feel settled for as long as possible, reducing their anxiety and stress levels before the move. You may also want to update their new room with items that better suit their age. Discussing potential upgrades will give them something to look forward to as well.
Unpack You Children’s Room First
Much like our last tip, unpacking your children’s room first will allow them to feel settled as soon as possible. Unpack their favourite toys and set up their bedding and any new additions you may have added. Giving them the opportunity to organize their new room will also keep them distracted while you move everything else in.