Seven Strategies for a Successful Move with Children

Julie C. Nichols General

Reblogged from:  Redfin Blog – by Lori Woodring

Moving is among life’s biggest stressors. While relocating is extremely hectic and disruptive for parents, it is also quite stressful for kids. Children thrive on familiarity and routine. Moving to a new home, no matter how near or far, can be very unsettling. Below are some strategies for a successful move with children.

1. Tell Your Children Thoughtfully

The most important things to consider when telling children about a move are timing, environment and attitude. Once your decision to move is final, tell children right away. Delaying the information can lead to increased anxiety. Allowing children to hear the news first and including them in conversations provides them assurance that they matter as well as time for them to process the experience.

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