If your family is planning on moving, you should also plan to share the news early on. While there may be strong reactions, having an open discourse gives children the opportunity to express concerns and ask questions. Be sure to acknowledge their emotions and respond with empathy to help them feel heard. It’s also advised to get your kids involved in the moving process. This could be as simple as making easy decisions as a group or picking out paint colors. Ultimately, the goal is to focus on excitement and other positive emotions and to not dwell on the negative. The following infographic offers more considerations when moving your family.
Graphic created by Move Central, local movers in San Francisco.