Moving House - Are Your Family Ready?Moving house may seem like a bit of a military operation at times. The logistics and planning involved in a large move are such that they can feel like something a lot more scary and official than a change of residence. With such a process, you may well find that there is a lot to be said for ensuring that you are not too blinkered in how you go about things. The amount of work involved in a removal is such that you may well become short sighted as to how you treat the whole thing. Remember that there are other people involved in this process, despite the fact that you may well be the one doing most of the work. Taking care of your family whilst moving house can be surprisingly low on the list of priorities when undergoing such a move; no one is suggesting that you are neglecting anyone, but it is sometimes hard to see quite how wrapped up in the move you may be, so have a look through the following pointers on how to reduce the process’s impact on your family life.For a start, think about who you are moving for. It is unlikely that you are moving for the sakes of everyone in the family equally; it is most likely that the parents are driving the move, and it is often to do with work that you would be relocating. The children involved will not see the benefits of this straight away; as they are not at all versed in the world of adult business and the reasons that you have to move will not be at all obvious to them. For this reason, it is essential that they are made to feel like they are part of the process; ask them their opinion on things like the house, and get them excited by the prospect of their new room in a new place. Upheaval from school or friends is extremely tough, and they will likely be panicked by the idea of such relocation, but you can spin things in a distracting way to ensure that they are not too stressed by it all. An unhappy child is going to make everything a lot more difficult for you, both emotionally and organizationally. If you find yourself in a situation where the kids are not best pleased about leaving their comfort zone behind, be sure that you are not adding insult to injury by being too focused on planning the move. It is understandable that the move will take up your free time after work, but try not to let this change how you interact with your children. Family schedules may not be written down, but they will certainly show in the kids’ minds if they are upset or changed, so keeping things as normal as possible is essential to keep everything calm and happy. You will no doubt find that younger children react well to more attention, however older kids will perhaps understand that the change in attention is based around guilt rather than anything else, and may well rebel against it. This kind of age, from around 9 until teens will be a harder age to deal with during a move, as the children will have developed more serious bonds with the area, including friends. Over compensating is not the best way to go about remedying this, as there is little that will come across as genuine, and that will only make things much, much worse.