Moving with kids
Moving with your little ones can be quite a challenge. They will have questions, fears and longings just like the rest of us. We find that getting children involved in the move makes them much more at ease with it: let them choose what they want to pack, teach them about where they’re going, listen to their concerns and address them.
We've compiled a few basic tips below. Your dedicated move coordinator will also be more than happy to have an in-depth discussion with you about how to ease the transition for your kids.
- Kids know when there are secrets: tell them you’re moving as soon as possible
- Involve them in the move: show pictures of where you’re going, ask them what they think and feel
- Don’t throw away old items: they may want these sources of comfort in their new home
- Encourage them to stay in touch with friends
8 year old Lucas moved with his parents and was understandably quite anxious about it. After he was provided with his own colorful box, however, he was relieved. He had a special place to transport his favorite toys, along with all his other very important treasures, and he knew they'd be safe and taken care of during the journey. This is why we advise to give each kid their own special moving boxes. Sometimes the little touches will help your little ones feel more comfortable with the moving process.
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