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Explaining why you are moving to your kids

Posted on 05/04/2024

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Explaining why you are Moving to be Closer to your Kids

When it comes to raising children, location is key. For many parents, living close to their kids is something that they prioritize in life. Whether due to work demands or other personal reasons, a parent may find themselves living apart from their children. In such cases, the best solution can be for the parent to move closer to their kids and relish in the moments of togetherness.

First and foremost, having a physical presence near your kids will bring immeasurable joy on both sides. It's not just about being able to visit them more often or take them out on dates; it's also about being there whenever your child needs you. From having someone at hand when they need help with homework, or offering reassurance during their teenage years, having a parent physically present can be a great source of comfort and support for children. Having to live thousands of miles away can make it hard for parents to provide this essential guidance and understanding needed by growing children.

Moving closer to your children has practical benefits as well. With both parents present, family budgeting becomes easier as expenses such as utilities and groceries are shared between two households instead of one. Plus, there's less need for expensive long-distance communication costs; Skype calls and Facetime are still necessary but become less frequent as regular visits become more manageable financially. Last but not least, having two wage earners in the same city can give you more financial security when planning retirement or saving for college tuition fees etcetera.

It's undeniable that moving affects everyone involved; family members don't always adapt quickly or easily when it comes to change. But it is important that parents explain the positives of such changes if they want their kids to understand why it must happen and accept this new reality better. The key lies in openly discussing the decision and allowing your kids the opportunity to express their feelings about it. When talking about the facts, focus on topics like how much closer they will get to extended family members, what opportunities could arise from living in a different city,how exciting new experiences await them, etcetera. Taking such an approach will show children that even though things may seem hard right now, there could be great rewards down the line.

Ultimately, the decision of whether a move should occur should involve thoughtful consideration by both parents. But when done with care, understanding and empathy towards all family members; moving closer to your kids can be a successful transition for all parties involved. Both parents who took part in the decision - making process should set aside any differences they have and strive for unity so that everyone understands why this change is taking place. By approaching this turbulent time with open minds and insight, goals will be achieved, obstacles will be overcome and a better future awaits both parents and all their children.

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Edward Kessell
Edward Kessell

Possessing a wealth of experience in the removals industry, Edward is a seasoned author adept at delivering a plethora of articles across a broad spectrum of removals topics. His adeptness has been instrumental in aiding thousands of individuals in successfully navigating their moves.