Once you have decided to move, sharing the news with your whole family is key. This will give kids time to process and have an open dialog about their concerns or questions. It’s important for parents to help their kids process emotions and respond to them with empathy to help them feel heard. Another way to ease your child’s feelings is to get them involved with decisions about the new home, this can be as simple as paint colors. The goal is to focus on the excitement and make the moving experience more positive than negative. Unsure if your family should move? Check out the below graphic for considerations.
Graphic created by Move Central, provider of moving services in the Bay Area.