Moving with children is a hot topic in my industry and many experts have devoted time and hard work to writing about it. From explaining what “moving” is to detailed advice on how to do it smoothly, the experts are covering it all to make the process as easy as possible. I’ve rounded up my top 5 favorite articles about moving with kids to help you when the time comes for your family. Enjoy!
Sometimes the idea of moving just doesn’t make sense to children. This post from Barb Bottitta walks you through the process of explaining what moving means and how it will affect children. It’s a thorough read and will help tremendously for your next move!
The team at Parents.com know a few things about how to make the moving process easy when children are involved. They cover things like allowing kids to help pick paint colors and packing a “treasure box” for the first nights in the new home. What I love about this post is that it gets your kids involved!
This post makes a strong argument for not involving small children in the moving process. I tend to agree that it’s a great idea to find someone to help watch your kids on moving day, especially if you have very small kids. This post has 5 other amazing tips, so check it out!
Tip #1 from Two Men and a Truck is to make the move seem like an adventure. This might be a tough sell for the kids, but I love the idea. Explaining to them why you’re moving and showing them it’s not scary is very important to make the experience a good one. Don’t forget to take a look at their checklist for moving with kids too.
Staying sane during a move isn’t always an easy task, especially when kids are involved. This post take a lighthearted, but actionable approach to keeping your sanity while you move with children. I love their idea about throwing a goodbye party.
If you have a move coming up and you have children in your family, I hope you’ll take the time to look over these articles. I know they’ll help you! Do you have a favorite tip or recommendation? Please share in the comments below!
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