Moving to a new home can be so exciting! You have worked so hard to for this new stage in life, to provide your kids with the best new home possible. Everyone seems so excited, but then you realize you child is now anxious and worried. In all the excitement, you never thought about how to make you big house move less stressful for the kids.
Having four children (three with autism), I truly know that change and transitions are tough on any child! Moving to a new home can be a huge stress for the kids. Though there is tons of excitement, there are also other feelings they may have going through their mind!
When you are thinking about your entire life being uprooted, it is hard to focus on all the positives of your big house move. That’s where these 4 Tips to Make Your Big House Move Less Stressful for Kids come into play! Let’s make the big move a great experience for the whole family!
4 Tips for Moving: Make Your Big House Move Less Stressful for Kids
1. Family Meeting in 5 Minutes!
Family meetings may sound very official but they aren’t actually. All it means is that you are gathering all of your kids in the same room while telling them that you are going to be moving house.
During this time, it helps to order their favorite food so that they can feel comforted with this. You also need to let them know that you are happy to answer any questions that they have about the move, so they can feel your full support every step of the way.
2. Have your Kids Help You
Your kids’ fears and everything that they are worried about can be toned down if they feel as though they have some role to play in the move. Children are very good when it comes to using a computer and they may even be able to work a phone better than you as well.
For this reason, it helps to work with them to make sure that they are helping you out and you may even want to go to some of the showings together as well. This will really help them to feel a part of the whole process.
3. See you Soon
When you move, your kids’ biggest worry will probably be that they won’t ever be able to see their friends again. This is completely normal, but you can help to make them feel better about this by arranging a party for all of their friends in the new house.
This way their friends will be able to see your new property and your child will probably have a blast showing them around as well. This can make the whole thing very exciting and even though planning a party is the last thing that you need, it will really help them out.
4. Road Trip
Planning a huge move can be hard work, and at times you may find yourself juggling your moving company with your motherly duties. One thing that you can do to make the move itself more fun is to plan an epic road trip.
You can see the sights along the way if you are travelling over a long distance and if it is a short distance then it isn’t hard to show them where all the fun things to do in that town are. This will make them feel excited to arrive at the new destination and it also gives you the time you need to plan your new adventure as a family.
There Ya Go!
That was our 4 Tips for Moving: Make Your Big House Move Less Stressful for Kids. What is your best tip for making the move easier for the family? Let us know in the comments below!