Imagine this: your dream of getting a promotion finally came true, sustaining your family’s needs and wants won’t hopefully give you a headache anymore. You’ll get all these wonderful benefits you ever hoped for but there’s still a problem, you and your family would have to move to a different home.
Moving to a new neighborhood may seem easy to the adults but to your children, not really. Especially if they’ve made friends around the neighborhood and the house itself is very much memorable to them. So now, the challenge is not only about the moving part but also telling the little ones about it.
To help you overcome this stage to a better life, here are quick tips on moving with children:
Conduct Family Meeting — Order their favorite food, dessert or drinks and help them settle down. Start the conversation with how excited and thrilled you are about getting a promotion and how that made you so happy, also add how they can benefit from it like moving to a bigger or better house. Be honest about how you really feel about moving and also, let them express how they feel about it.
Be Open and Ask For Their Help — Moving means packing everything needed, you and your wife or husband have a lot to pack as well. So ask the kids if they could help by packing their own things. That way, it will not only make packing easier and faster but also they can also have that sense of responsibility at a young age.
Prepare Surprises! — They may not tell you, but some kids may feel bad or sad about moving to a new place. A little surprise won’t hurt like giving them a puppy they’ve always wanted or bought them their favorite food or dessert. This is to help ease down their tension and divert their attention.
Give Everyone Time — Moving to a place somewhere new can affect the family psychologically, it can be emotionally and physically exhausting. So give everyone time to let everything sink in. If they can’t love the new place now, they’ll surely love it soon.
Positive Attitude, Always — Either you are the breadwinner or pillar of the family, keeping a positive attitude can help uplift the family’s mood.
There you go, these are a few of the many tips on moving with children, make sure get a help from real estate professionals. Just remember to be a reliable, responsible, sensitive and understanding parent you should be.