Full Guidelines on Moving with Children
1. CHILDREN DURING THE RELOCATION
More or less, you have to be careful with your children during the process of your relocation. Depending on how old they are you will have to take special care of them. If they are younger you will need to make sure they have a good time and that all the stress and chaos of the move doesn't get to them and harm them or break their peaceful atmosphere in any way. On the other hand, if your children are older and can adapt more easily to the difficult situation of the move, you won't have to worry so much about their happiness and if they are in the mood you could even ask them to help you out which would be a great idea especially if you are in need of a hand. This article will give you the basics of how to safely go through a move with your children.
2. YOUNGER CHILDREN
The situation is always more complicated when your children are still very young. If they are babies, you will have no choice but to arrange a babysitter or send them off under the care of someone else. Either way, you should get them out of the house because the noise, the stress and the chaos in the home where the relocation is commencing will undoubtedly stress the baby and any kind of stress in this fragile age is unhealthy. Entrust the baby to a close friend or a relative for instance and make sure that it will receive the proper care while the relocation is being completed and until you are ready to enter your new home. The situation with children who are in a kindergarten age slightly improves. They are still too young to understand what is going on and the stress will not only be unhealthy and disturbing, but it is quite possible for them to become angry at you for putting them through all this. So the plan is the same here-make sure they have something to do. Here, you will still have to arrange another place for them but the difference is that the man who will be taking care of your child will have to be more creative because the child has grown up and it will require more and interesting activities in order to spend his time enjoyably. There are plenty of things you can do in order to distract a child with-from letting him play video games, to taking him to the park. The general idea is to give him just about as much entertainment and exhaustion so that he can get to bed early. Keep the child interested and he will not only suffer those several days but even better he might remember them with good even if it separated from his parents.
3. MORE GROWN UP CHILDREN
When children grow up and get near the teenage border, they might finally become of some use to you in the relocation process. There is no distracting them and trying to conceal from them what actually is going on. You have to be open and you have to explain things and if you do that the right way you might be surprised how comfortably they will take it. If you are a good parent, your children will understand and they might even help you. Of course, don‘t expect that they can actually take part in the move or take up an important task. This is out of the question because they are still children and the chances for them to mess something up is extremely high and most likely certain. Do that only if there in the worst case scenario-when you have no one to entrust them to.