Many times kids get disappointed when they get to know they have to leave their friends, school and home and move to an altogether new place. Once you have decided to move, you must inform and prepare your kids about the move.
Here are some common mistakes many people make when they move with their kids.
1. Not telling your kids the reason for move
You could assume that your kids are too young to understand the reason behind your move so you may decide not to tell them. This is the main reason kids find it difficult to settle into a new place and neighborhood. They are not aware why they left the previous place and suddenly why should they accept the new one.
The best solution is to inform your kids about the move. Answer all the question honestly. Explain and convince them about the change and good things that come with the relocation.
2.Waiting till the last minute before informing your kids
Don’t give unexpected news about the move to your child and shock them, they need some time to process the news. Last minute announcement may cause anxiety and panic. They are too young to think but will understand very well that their life is going to change. While informing them about the move you can share beautiful pictures of the new place, locality, tourists attractions, play ground, new school to get them excited about moving.
3. Assuming kids can help with the pack
You can take help from your kids while packing and moving but avoid asking them to do too much. If you assume your kids maybe able to get their toys packed with no supervision, you’re wrong! Some older kids maybe able to help with the packing, but ensure that you guide them as you may end up with damaged and broken valuables.
4. Excluding the kids completely from the packing moving
Small kids cannot be expected to pack very well, but they can definitely help you during the move. Kids are usually interested in knowing what you are packing and taking to the new place. Ask them to pack their own toys and other belongings like books or clothes which are not too heavy.
5. Not preparing well in advance when the kitchen has been packed
Always keep a bag handy it should contain some healthy snacks and quick meals. Also have a few toys and books handy to engage them if your television has been packed. This way they will not get bored and get into dangerous situations when heavy furniture is being moved around.