How to Move to Holland with Children
When the time comes and you’re about to relocate and move your, and your family’s entire lives to a new country, there are lots of things that you need to take care of: packing your belongings, informing local authorities and utilities providers, preparing for the move, finding a satisfying moving company, unpacking your belongings at your new house, getting settled in, and coping for as long as it takes you to adapt to your new surroundings.
Now, going through all that when you have children is a different story. But that story can be a happy one for your kids, if you’ll allow them to be involved in the moving process.
Moving to Holland
If your kids are not as excited as you are about moving to the Netherlands, getting your kids involved in the moving process is the way to make the best of it. So how does one go about getting one’s kids involved? Here are a few tips for you and your family:
- If your kids are toddlers, it is not really possible to get them involved, but you should prepare with a babysitter for the days of the packing, so you can be available for the packing process.
- If your kids are at an age they can be involved, let them. They can help pack their belongings, for starters or even help with certain assignments that have to do with the move.
- You can do creative things together for the new house, like a welcome sign for your front door.
Moving to the Netherlands with Confidence
Children tend to feel insecure in new places they don’t know. Saying goodbye to their friends, moving to a house they do not know, going to a new school, making new friends and the like, are never easy. But remember, you can help your kids feel more hopeful about those things. Tell your kids about the new room they’ll have and make sure to tell them as much as you can about the benefits in moving to a new country. You can google Holland together, explore it, and find out more about this country.
The more you’ll make your kids feel confident about the move, the easier it will be for them to go through with this process. After the move itself, you can make cookies with your kids and go meet your neighbors, if they have kids too, that can surely help your kids.
Moving to Holland with children is not easy, but you can make it fun! For more information, please feel free to contact us.