Relocating with kids of different age groups may make it a difficult exercise. Children may have numerous questions and they may show different emotions towards the whole process of packing and moving. Here are some ways in which you can help children of different age groups to relate with this new development.
Newborns and small babies of up to 3 years of age won't ask any question, but they must not be neglected in the packing and moving process. They must have got used to the surroundings of your current place. It is important that you pack their favorite toys and unpack them as soon as you reach the new place. Make sure that you take care of their food and drinks and ensure that they remain away from dust. Also, keep them away from packing tools like scissors and blades while packing.
The children in the age group of 4 to 12 may come up with a variety of questions about packing and moving. You must entertain their queries as it will build their interest in the process. While some children may fee excited, others may feel uneasy with the new development. It is a good idea to make them visit their new house before the day of moving.
Share information about the parks, recreational areas and other destinations located near to the new place. You may also tell them about the school they would join. The children in this age group will follow your mood. If you show excitement and enthusiasm regarding moving, your children will also behave in the same manner.
The teenagers may have a number of emotions attached to your current place. They may also have their friends and they may feel sad with the thought of leaving them. A good idea is to involve their participation in the process of packing. You can guide them on what packing materials should be used for different items and how they should be packed in the cartons.The teenagers may have a number of emotions attached to your current place. They may also have their friends and they may feel sad with the thought of leaving them. A good idea is to involve their participation in the process of packing. You can guide them on what packing materials should be used for different items and how they should be packed in the cartons.
You can gift your children with a scrapbook or a phonebook, where they can save the names and contact number of their friends. They may also use the scrapbook to save messages from their dear friends. You can also organize a small party for your children and their friends.
Packing and moving can affect your family life in a big way. By keeping all these things in mind, you can help your children to get adjusted to the new place in the right way.