How to Lessen Your Kids Relocating Anxiety
You worry about packing your most valued possessions such as your wedding crystal, along with labeling boxes and getting them ready for the movers.
To add to this stress you may also have small children and pets to worry about too.
If you have young children to consider, here are some professional moving tips from actual moving companies that should make life a little easier when it comes to relocating and making that transition easier on the little ones.
Very young children as well as teenagers may have a difficult time when it comes to relocating, especially if it is not something they do on a regular basis, it can be very disconcerting for them.
Make sure that you take time out to talk to your young children about the move and address any feelings of anxiety or worry that they may have.
This can be a very upsetting and confusing time for little ones, and they need you to guide them through this transition and make things a little less scary and give them reassurance and comfort while they adjust.
By allowing your younger kids to pack some of their unbreakable items, and label their own boxes, this will give them a sense of having a little more control and make them feel like they are a part of things.
The way they pack may not be to your liking but it will help make the transition a lot easier for them and make the move a positive experience.
Some children have special items that they consider their favorite things.
Allow them to carry these items with them in the car in a box.
This will help them to feel more positive as well because many children do not like the idea of their favorite things being lumped together and thrown in the back of a moving truck.
Plan for your children to spend moving day with family and friends, this will reduce the overall anxiety and make things easier on the both of you.
Often not having to watch the boxes being loaded into the moving truck will go a long way in reducing any upsetting feelings that children may be having.
Some children think of moving day as an exciting adventure, yet still a little scary because of the unknown.
Try to imagine what it is like for your child and empathize with them, this will help you to alleviate any fears they may be having and thus reduce any drama.