Make it an adventure for them
All kids love two things: ice cream, and adventure! While it may not be healthy to promote tons of ice cream during the move, it’s certainly healthy to look at the move as if it were an adventure for you and your kids. It may seem a little untruthful to dress up the moving journey as an ‘adventure’, but it can be a useful tip when getting your kids to adjust to the move and allowing them to see the fun in it. This puts a positive light on the moving journey, likely to influence your children’s perspective of the move.
Reward them for effort
Rewarding your kids for helping out or for accepting the move so bravely is a great way to help them manage the move. If you think about it, incentives are pretty much what our whole world is based on! You go to work, you receive money. That’s an incentive. Teaching your kids about incentives while moving houses is a great opportunity for them to understand the world around them. It also makes it a lot more fun if they can help out with the move and earn some pocket money for it.
Give them something to look forward to
One way to make moving fun for kids is to give them something to look forward to. What exactly is in it for them? Will they be closer to a friend’s house? Will they be living in a nicer neighbourhood? Will they be spending more quality time with their parent/s? Sell them the good points of moving houses.
Get a great moving team
While this isn’t quite a fun tip for the kids, it definitely helps make it easier for the adults. Hiring an A-grade moving makes all the difference when moving houses. It takes the stress away from your life, and therefore makes it more fun for everyone.
Moving with the kids can be tough but keep these tips in mind and you’ll be sure to make it fun for them. Now, to make it more fun for you, you’ll need help from an awesome moving company like The Moving Company! They’re New Zealand’s experts in local and global moves, taking care of your entire move at an affordable price. Contact The Moving Company for a quote today!