If you are moving and you have children there are quite a few things that you can do to make the experience better for them. First, make sure that you are talking to your children about the move and preparing them for it. You should be doing this about six months before you are actually moving so they have time to process it. Finally, ask your children if they’d like to help and also have them sort out their items into different piles.
- If you have developmentally typical teens or preteens, you can discuss the plans to move as you would with an adult.
- If you have toddlers or children with special needs, then you will need to prepare them for the move in the most basic ways possible.
- If it takes you much longer than it should just to get out the door with kids, it will also take much longer to move with kids.
“How you will communicate about the move will depend on the age of the children and/or their development.”