When a family is being relocated it can be an exciting time, but it can also be a time of great anxiety. The more familiar and comfortable children are with the moving process, the easier it will be on the entire family. To help relieve some of the stress associated with moving, here are suggestions for involving children of all ages.

Have a family 'Going Away House Party' for your old home. This will give children an opportunity to say good-bye to their old house, and celebrate all of the good times they may have had at the home they will be leaving.

Take pictures of your new home and the surrounding neighborhood so that your children have an idea of what to expect. Older children can began to plan how they will decorate their rooms or special play areas.