Moving can be stressful for kids, whether it is a close move or a far one. It is important to talk to kids as soon as you know that you will be moving. When having that discussion, it is important to know that kids may be upset and angry. One way to make the preparation easier for them, is to take them to visit the city they will be moving to. Another thing that can help, is letting them make decisions, such as choosing their new bedroom.
- It is important to make a plan to talk to your kids about moving, as soon as you know that a move will be happening.
- When you tell your kids that they have to move, you need to expect that they aren’t going to be happy about it.
- One way to ease the transition for a move, is to take your kids there to see it beforehand, and not just rely on describing it.
“Moving is a big deal, even if you’re just moving across town. However, moving to a whole new city can be even more overwhelming for kids. It can be stressful to pack up everything they own and leave behind friends and all of their familiar comforts.”