Helping kids settle at a new address

Moving can be hard on kids. Help them to come to terms with the move and to feel excited about it. Talk to them to ensure they understand the reasons for the move. Ask them about their concerns and provide reassurance.

Tell the kids about the advantages of the new move. Maybe there is a bigger yard or a pool, park or playground nearby. Find out if there are other kids of a similar age near your new home who can be future friends. Are their sports teams or clubs your children can join. Create a vision of a new happy life for your children at the new location.
Encourage your kids to think about their new rooms. This a fresh start for them too. They can plan their new rooms. Ask them for their input into the paint and wall paper choices for these rooms. You can do a great deal to personalise a child’s room without spending too much.