Make Moving Fun for the Children
Published on Thursday, 29 October 2009
One thing you have to remember is children have feelings too. You have to be considerate of that during a move. It would be better if you inform them about it as soon as it has been decided. This would give them time to get used to the idea. And this would also give them time to say their proper goodbyes to their friends. Upon announcement, expect some negative reactions from them. After all you are uprooting them from the only home they have. You are taking them away from their friends, from their school and from the safest haven they've ever in their lives. Make sure you make time to talk things out and you give them a chance to talk about their angst and worries. Assure them that everything is going to be alright and be as honest as you can. To make things easier on them you can throw a going away party for them and their friends. Help them set up email and social network accounts so they will get the assurance that they would still be able to contact their old friends. On the day of the move, keep the younger children occupied. They can stay with their friends or give them their favorite toy to play with. Older children can help organize things or look after the younger children. Upon arrival your new place, make sure you have food for the day. Allow them to choose the decorations for their rooms. Explore the place in the next few days to help them get settled. Encourage them to make new friends and allow them to call and invite old friends to come too.
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