During times of transition, a parent’s mood and attitude can greatly affect children who may be looking to them for stability and reassurance.
Try to give your child as much information as soon as possible about the upcoming move. If possible, try to involve your children in some of the planning to help them feel more like the move is not being forced on them.
For long-distance moves, you may want to have a friend or realtor take some pictures of the neighborhood, schools and other things that will interest them.
If you’re moving across town you may want to take your child to visit the new house or see it being built and get acquainted with the neighborhood.
When packing your toddlers’ toys and boxes, reassure them that you’re not throwing them away. If possible hold off on getting rid of your child’s old bedroom furniture which may provide a sense of comfort in the new house.
Arrange for your child to stay with a babysitter the day of the move if that would make them more comfortable.
This information was gathered from KidsHealth.