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Kids Move Too!Moving is hard on all family members. Even if you're upgrading your home, adjusting can be very difficult. No matter the reason , coping with a move is especially difficult for kids.

Younger children will feel confused with the change of environment and living space. Older children will feel the most loss as their social network is put to the test. They'll miss old friends and worry about the new ones they'll have to make in their new neighborhood.

There are a lot of things you can do to make your relocation to New Hampshire a little bit easier on your kids. Try some of the following if you're having a hard time getting your child to adjust.

Don't Wait

The longer you wait to tell your kids about the move, the worse off you'll be. It'll take time for them to get used to the idea and the longer they have to adjust, the better. They may be upset, but it's better to get that out of the way as soon as possible.

Explain Why and Where

When telling children about a move, keep things simple and use words they can understand, like "Mommy found a really fun job." or "We need a bigger house because ours is too tiny." They'll have a lot of questions, do your best to answer them.

Help Them Stay In Touch

With email and the internet it's easier than ever for your child to stay in touch with their old friends in their new home. Even if you move across the country, their playmates are only a mouse click away. Connect with the parents of your kid's friends to help ease the transition.

After all, your child's old friends will be experiencing difficulty too. Consider making a composition book filled with the name, phone number, email address and any other contact information. It'll help your child feel like they can always get in touch with their friends.

Stick to Routine

Children thrive on structured environments and routine. This is especially true for younger kids such as pre-schoolers and those in primary school.

Try to reduce the shock by keeping to your old routines as much as possible. This means having dinner at the same time, keeping the same bed time rules and watching the same television shows. Sticking to routine (at least at first) will help ease your transition.

Talk to Your Child

Talk to your child before, during and after the move and make the process as interactive as possible for them. Value their input when it comes to things that will interest them in your new home. Help them pick out the decor for their new room if possible, go on a scouting expedition in the backyard for future club house sites. Anything that will keep them engaged and looking forward to the relocation.

Keep An Eye Out

You can never anticipate everything and every child is different. Watch them closely the first couple of weeks in a new home. They may feel lonely, depressed or even angry. You may need to do a little creative thinking, but the best thing you can do is just pay attention and listen to them.