How to prepare your kids for moving out of state
Moving organization - August 11, 2021
Any type of relocation is stressful, especially moving out of state with kids. However, like everything else in life, if planned and organized well, it will be easy. There’s plenty of things you have to think about and do. And we know how tiring and overwhelming this task might be. Here’s a guide to help you how to prepare your kids for moving out of state!
How to prepare your kids for moving out of state?
Before we even start everything, we want you to remember the reason why you are moving. A new job or a better and more affordable life, it’s still a decision affecting the entire family. And this is exactly why you have to have to talk to your kids. Make sure to explain the reason behind the move and make them feel included in the process. Give them time to accept and adjust to the new major life change that’s about to happen. Also, make sure to plan everything in advance so you can prepare.
Moving out of state with toddlers
Kids this age are the easiest to move sincethey don’t have the capacity to understand what exactly is happening. However, you should still try to explain what is happening. The good thing is that younger kids, under the age of 6, don’t really have a problem changing the environment as long as they are with their parents.
Moving with school-age kids
Elementary school kids are more open to the move, but you’ll still have to talk to them. The best thing you can do is include them in the process. This is a great opportunity to build trust and connection. You are all part of a life-changing decision so everyone should be included. Also, make sure to pick the perfect time for relocation. We think summertime would be best so your kid can adjust and make some friends before the school year begins.
Moving with teenagers
This will be a challenge and you need a lot of patience and understanding. Teenagers will almost always rebel against the move. And it makes perfect sense – they already have a best friend or relationship, as well as a routine they follow. They are comfortable and they don’t want to change that. Let them know that this change will bring good things in their life and that it might be good for their future. Ensure them that they will be able to come back to visit old friends. Just be patient and calm and let them adjust because it will take some time so make sure to have this conversation as soon as possible.
This day will be hectic so make sure to be prepared. Double-check everything one more time and make sure both you and your kids get enough rest. It’s not easy to prepare your kids for moving out of state, but hopefully this guide will help. Good luck!