Whether you are getting a divorce, breaking up with your significant other, or have been recently widowed, the first move is always going to be hard on you and your children. You are already filled with so much emotion that adding in the stress of a move can put you over the edge. Not to mention, your children could be sad, hurt, angry, or confused, so relocating to a new home and potentially even a new school will be overwhelming. It may be hard to see that light at the end of the tunnel now, but you will eventually. Getting through your move will be a positive step in starting the next chapter in your life.
Talk to Your Kids
It is natural to want to shield them from any more pain, but springing the news of the move on them is not fair either. Make sure you are in the right state of mind when you talk to them. Getting emotional and crying or yelling will not help. Go for a walk or run, and take a deep breath before you tackle the conversation. Be honest with them and explain why you are moving. Tell them where you are going, what they have to look forward to, and when the move will take place, so they can mentally prepare. Read More