Today is Monday December 18, 2017

 

It’s a Family Affair

Moving can be stressful for all the parties involved, but children often bare the biggest burden. With little voice in the moving process, they can often feel neglected or ignored.

Try to get your child involved in the moving process. Have them pack some of their own special belongings and younger children can decorate the box with stickers and/or markers. Be sure to keep this “box of necessities” close at hand during the move.

What are your kids concerned about?

  • Preschool children tend to worry about being left behind or separated from their parents.
  • Kids ages 6 to 12 can be concerned with how their daily routines will be affected.
  • Teenagers are concerned primarily with fitting in and having their social life disrupted.

Ideas for easing their concerns include: Communicate with your child about what the new house will be like. Take them on a visit of the new home and neighborhood, but if you can’t, take lots of pictures or videotape it to make them feel more comfortable with their future surroundings.

 

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