Moving with Kids Tips and Guide
You're readying for a move and you have a million things
to take care of: closing the deal on your new house or apartment,
anticipating your new job, and scheduling a pick-up, but it
is important that you don't neglect your children. Take some
time to discuss the upcoming events with them. Children take
their cues from their parents, so make sure that you stay
upbeat and positive throughout. Help them see the move as
an exciting new beginning.
When is the best time to move? Unfortunately, there is no
"best" time to move with your children. Unless you count moving
only after you've discussed it with your children. Get their
input about the timing of the move. Try to avoid making your
word the law.
It'll be very hard for your teen if you decide to relocate
during their senior year of high school, right before they
For your younger children, a move during the school year
will allow them to immediately go from one social setting
into another. They'll be recieving more attention from classmates
and the teacher as the "new kid." On the other hand, a summer
move may allow your children to become better acclimated with
their surroundings. This way they won't be thrust into unfamiliar
territory both at school and at home.
Your children may not like the reasons for the move, but
with good communication, they'll understand them.
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