Home is where the dinosaur is, or is it?
Have either of you ever experienced a big move, either as a child or adult? The transition can be sometimes big, scary, quick, and downright awful. Good news, it doesn’t always have to be that way and if it is, it won’t last forever.
I’ve made a lot of moves in my life, different cities, states, etc. Some would say the transition would differ from adult to child but I have to say No to that one. Whether you’re 5 or 25, the change can still bring up the same core feelings.
Below are some tips on how to transition and make the change easier for you and your family in a harmonious way that will hopefully allow for everyone to settle in at their own time.
Get Them and Yourself Ready
For toddlers and preschoolers, begin by calmly breaking the news about a month in advance -- that gives enough time to process the information but not so much that your kid has the opportunity to ruminate on the changes ahead.
New is never easy. With change comes discomfort and this could surface in many different ways. Allow for the moods, tempers, crying, it won’t last forever.
Walk the Walk
Kids often look to their parents for an example on how to process and except what is happening. As it may be just as hard for you, you are their role model. Pull through with strength and positivity because you are their best example on how to cope with change.
We hope these tips will help you in your next chapter. Life is short, make it easy.