Moving your whole family can be a daunting task for even the most somber of family members, especially your children. Special care needs to be taken to make the move less daunting and less emotionally disruptive to all family members. There are some special considerations you need to take into account when moving your entire family, and in this article we will touch on a few of those considerations. With a bit of luck it will be a worry free and smooth process for all!
It is important that as a family we involve all members equally in the decision making process. Whilst you children may not have the most educated decision making processes, they still need to feel like they are being involved in the move. Making your children aware of exactly why you are moving, how you are moving, where you are moving to and when you are moving, will assist them in dealing with the process emotionally. It will not always be a smooth process and the children also need to be made aware of this. It will be a difficult time for them, possibly being moved away from school friends and family members.
Careful consideration in this aspect will ensure a less disruptive and less emotionally straining move.
Use a removals company
Moving house is going to be a difficult time for children, especially if they are young. Therefore it is important that you spend a lot of time with them making them feel more secure and emotionally supported. Utilizing a removals company will free your time up and make the task less arduous for all involved. There is nothing worse than trying to load a truck with a young toddler running around or a baby crying. Your children will need you to spend time with them; this will make the task less boring and emotionally disruptive for your family.
There is no place like home
When arriving at your new home, allow your children to choose their own rooms. Empowering your children with a sense of ownership will make the new residence seem more like home. Ask them how they would like their room set up and get them involved in the process, there is nothing better than having a room set up the way you like it (why should a child not have this liberty?). Give them a tour of the house or property and ask them what they think, get them to imagine playing in different areas, throw a ball with them in the front yard before unpacking. It is important that you make the new residence feel like a new home for your family and the easiest ay is to go about doing what your family would normally do.
Family and friends
Moving home can often drag children away from their friends and family and this can be the most challenging part of any move for a child. Informing your child early allows them to prepare for the move and to tell his friends. On arrival at the new property it is important that you allow you child to call their friends, this will make your child feel less detached from his normal circle of friends. If possible invite his/her friends over at the earliest convenience, allow your child the liberties of his or her everyday life. Moving should not be a chore, it should be a new adventure. Allowing your child to interact as normal with their friends and family will cause less disruption and make them feel more emotionally secure.
Moving house with your entire family can be a daunting task that requires special consideration and care. However, if it is done with the appropriate amount of care and planning, it can be a new beginning and a new adventure for all involved.
Author: Tom is a regular contributor in home improvement blogs. Tom is an experience interstate removalist with over 4 years experience. Tom has published numerous articles and is an active forum contributor.
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