With school coming to a close and summer on the way to Kansas City, moving to a new location will inevitably involve the participation of your children.
Learning how to pack and move efficiently is a great skill to teach children, as they will definitely have to move on their own at some point in the future. It might be a good idea to have them begin by letting go of any items they’ve outgrown and, in the process, teach them about giving away possessions to help others.
The next most important subject is how to pack delicate or breakable items. Teach them about how to use newspapers, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or even their own clothing to keep things safe from damage. Tell them to put heavy objects like books and trophies in smaller boxes to make them easier for anyone to carry. Give them a magic marker to write on the outside of the boxes.
Being involved with the process of moving will help things run a little smoother and children will feel they are being included. This also may keep them busy while they deal with the issue of leaving neighborhood friends behind. Be sure to encourage them to give their new address and phone number to their friends to help them keep in touch.