Moving with Kids in the Wright-Patt Airforce Base Area
Trying to break the news to your children about moving? Let Wright-Patt Realty help you consider the feelings of those in your family that make a HUGE impact. There is a lot to do when planning a move, but keeping your kids involved is important. Below is checklist for you to follow, so that your children don't get lost in the shuffle.
Telling the Kids
- Generate some conversation about your new home and area by asking your children what they already know. Parents can provide maps, books, information from the Internet, etc. This is a fun way to get everyone excited about the change.
- Provide your children with an address book so that they can keep track of family members and friends that they may want to keep in contact with.
- Throw a going away party and invite all of your children's friends and classmates.
- Spend time visiting some of your children's favorite places, such as the library, park, swimming pool, etc.
- Create a blueprint of each child's new room and allow them to design the layout of their furniture and personal belongings.
- Preparing to move is an excellent time to sort through things that could be donated to charity or turned into cash. You may want to have your kids separate their things in specific categories—things to take, things to toss, things to donate and things to sell.
- Create a checklist so that your kids can feel a sense of accomplishment when they have completed a certain task.
- Have your kids design a label or sticker that can be used to differentiate their items from the rest of the families. This will give them a sense of importance.
- The first night in a new house is always a little scary for everyone. It is important to make sure that there are some familiar things each child has in their possession—a blanket, favorite pajamas or special toy—just to name a few.
- Make sure there are plenty of activities, such as travel games, books, CDs and DVDs for the trip.
- It is important to go over your new address with your kids. Try to have them memorize it as soon as possible.
- Your child's room is their personal haven and should be designed to their specifications with their furniture and belongings. This is where the blueprint of their new room (that they designed) comes in handy!
- It is important to get outside and tour the neighborhood or take a drive and visit some new places around the community.
- E-mail old friends and neighbors to let them know about your new home and community.
- Learn more about the settling in process.
If you are ready to make a move in the Wright-Patt Airforce Base area, feel free to contact us to get started today. We would love to help!