Having a Stress-Free Move — Even with Kids

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Moving is stressful for adults because of all of the moving parts and details needed to pull off a successful move. Kids can make the move even more stressful for their parents. Moving can be a scary process for a child. They may not understand all of the reasons you are moving, and they may be worried about starting in a new school and making new friends. Fortunately, there are quite a number of ways that you can go about having a virtually stress-free move for your kids and for yourself.

Tell Your Kids About the Move

Your children are going to need time to warm up to the idea of moving. While this is a decision that you got to make, it is one that your children are going to be forced to accept. Telling them well in advance of the move will give them plenty of time to get used to the idea and adjust to the situation.

Let Them be Involved

While they may not have a say in whether or not the move is going to happen, they can be involved in the planning of the move. Take them with you on house or apartment hunting trips. Let them have input on where they think their new room is going to be. Show them their new schools and take a tour if you can. The more you involve them in the process, the less helpless they are going to feel about the situation. You are moving as a family, so make the move a family affair!

Be Prepared for Questions

You are going to be asked a lot of questions by your children about the move. “Why?” is a question that you are probably going to hear more than once. Don’t give into the temptation to answer quickly or give answers like “because.” While you may not have all the answers, you will have the important ones. This can give your kids some reassurance that the move will be fine and life will be good in their new home, leading to a more stress-free move.

Let Them Unpack

Once you have everything in your new home, you are going to have enough work unpacking the rest of the house. If they are able to, let them unpack and organize their own rooms. It will help foster a feeling of ownership in their new home and let them make their new room their own. If they are a little too young to do the unpacking by themselves, involve them as much as you possibly can. This may take a little extra time on your part but it will pay off in the end.

Hire Pioneer Moving

While this may not directly help reduce your children’s stress level, having Kamloops movers like Pioneer moving help you with your move will keep your own stress levels down during your move. Let us do the heavy lifting so you can focus on your family’s needs during this transition. Contact us today for a quote.

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