The number one rule to moving with children is "Planning removes Pain." Moving to a new area can be difficult experience for adults, for the children the experience can be extremely challenging and cause a large amount of pain. Children have to leave their friends, school and familiar life settings and then find new friends, go to a new school and get familiarized with their new life settings.

The number one rule to moving with children is "Planning removes Pain." Moving to a new area can be difficult experience for adults, for the children the experience can be extremely challenging and cause a large amount of pain. Children have to leave their friends, school and familiar life settings and then find new friends, go to a new school and get familiarized with their new life settings.

There is usually a lot of fear in children while moving. It's usually a fear of the unknown. They fear things like "What will their new school be like?" and "Will I ever see my old friends?" The more information you give your children before they move, the easier it's going to be on them when they get to their new surroundings.

There are several things to consider while planning to move with children:

Find a Friendly School:
Find out the best schools in the new area that you are looking in. This can be an important step in making the transfer not as difficult for your child. The more you know about the school, the better. The same goes for your child. You should try to take your child to the new school before you send them there alone. This will help alleviate any misperceptions your child may have about the school and make them feel more comfortable when they get into their new class.

Get the Children involved:
When you're looking at buying a house, involve your children directly and ask them what they'd like to see in there new home. If done correctly, this can make them excited about their new move and not fearful. This is an important step for you as you buy your home. It will help you decide what your needs are for your new home.

Find a Friendly Neighborhood:
Find out what your new neighborhood is like before you buy your new home. Having other children in the neighborhood can really make a difference in your childs new experience. A good way of finding this out is to either ask your realtor or to do an after school drive-by to see if their are any neighborhood children in the area.

The Moving Process:
You can make the moving process easy on your children by involving them in the planning process. A good way to do this is to give them a floorplan of their new room and let them plan how they want to set up their room when they get there.

Area Activities:
Encouraging your children to become active in new clubs and activities can be an enormous help in getting your child used to the new environment. The faster a child gets involved in the new area and the faster they make new friends, the faster they are able to adjust to the new area. Check with your city parks and recreation department to get more information on activities in your new area.

There's one thing that's certain about making moving easier for your children and that is the fact that it makes life easy on you. So sit down with your children and find out what they'd like to see happen with your new move and involve them in the process. It will relieve the stress on you and let you concentrate on the other aspects of your new move.

 
 
 


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