A Practical Guide to Moving With Children

While moving is stressful for adults, the corresponding anxiety it can cause children is even more pervasive and lingering.

In many cases, the stress children experience from leaving behind friends and favorite places far eclipses the anxiety over leaving their physical home for another. 

This Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices educational series was created to assist individuals and families with this reality. 

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Breaking the News

Select the right time and place, where you put aside at least an hour, and encourage your children to fully respond regarding their thoughts and feelings.

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Involve Your Children

Give assignments to your children such as, researching towns, schools, recreational activities and homes (establish price range), but only if you are confident your children will be able to accept your final decision on where you will move.

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Best Time to Move

The prevailing consensus is that the best time to relocate school-aged children is during the summer so they can start school with the rest of their class. Some say it also can be a benefit to move during the school year when teachers can devote greater attention to the transitional needs of the child.