How To Make Moving With Kids Less Stressful
Moving home is one of the three most stressful things you can do in your life, next to a close bereavement and getting married. The stress factor is multiplied exponentially if you are moving with kids as well. This is because moving is generally a decision that you have made, and not one of theirs. Children struggle with change, and particularly if you are moving out of the area, meaning your kids have to say goodbye to their friends, school and community. So, you have found the best movers Richmond VA has to offer, and you are ready to go. How do you now find a way to make this process easier on your kids?
The most important thing is that you involve your children as much as possible. You could even ask them to help you find a Richmond moving company if they are old enough to do some research. Once you have chosen your company and you have your boxes, they need to help empty their belongings out of the house and decide what they want to keep and what they want to throw away or donate to charity. You can do it together and reminisce about the memories that are attached to the items they decide to pack. It is absolutely fine to have a little cry over some of these items, and to remember the good times that they will now be missing. However, ensure you have information ready to show them how they will develop new and positive memories in the new house as well. If they used to love going to a skate park, for instance, have some images and details about a new skate park with you. Remember that your children are, deep down inside, afraid of the change that they are going through and alleviating those fears is your most important job.
Once you are ready to move, involve your child at every step of the way again. When it comes to moving Richmond companies will tell you when they will come to take your stuff and your children should be there as well. Maybe they can even help carry some of the things, making them feel more part of the process. Seeing the actual removal of the boxes will give them the reassurance that their belongings are looked after properly. Upon arrival at your new property, let your children decorate their new room as much as possible. Give them the boxes they had packed and let them unpack each item again. This will show them that they may have moved house, but they haven't had to leave their memories behind. These are difficult times, but by giving your kids some tender loving care, they should be fine.
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