This is the first in a series of posts about handling the challenges of moving your family – from the initial decision to moving into your new home.
Even under the best of circumstances, moving can be very stressful. When you are moving with children, however, you face even more challenges. Fortunately, there are ways to make the entire moving process go more smoothly. How? While nothing can completely remove the stresses of this major change, the following ideas can help you and your family make the transition from one home to the next.
Focus on Your Family
During this time of change, don’t forget to plan time for your family to do things together. You will be more busy than usual while getting the home ready to sell, looking for a new place, and attending to numerous details, but you still need time together as a family. When you are moving, it is more important than ever to provide your children with the security and stability of family life. Especially with relocations or major moves, family will be the one constant in their lives. Take time to discuss the move. It is okay to discuss concerns with older children, but try to stay positive and look ahead toward the benefits of moving.
Stick With Routine
Maintaining your normal routine can be very difficult, particularly when you need to clear out of the house for showings on short notice. Try to keep meal times and bedtimes close to normal. The more you are able to keep things normal, the easier it is for children, especially young ones, to deal with the other changes going on around them.