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Pointers for a move with children . . .

l If you have young children do a quick safety check before you move in, if you can. If there is a pool, does the lock on the gate to the pool work? Are there covers on the electrical outlets in the house? Check the garage and any outlying sheds or barns in the yard to make sure the previous tenants haven’t left anything dangerous behind.

l Listen to your child’s feelings about the move.

l Let them help: Give children a box to pack. Tell them to put their most valuable possessions in it. If possible, let them carry the box with them when travelling to the new house.

l Show kids around the new house. Take them on a tour when you arrive. Point out the location of light switches, bathrooms and other useful details. Make sure children know how to get to their parents’ room during the night. Consider using night lights or placing glow-in-the-dark stickers on light switches to help kids feel more comfortable.

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Published August 12, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated August 12, 2011 at 10:04 am)

Pointers for a move with children . . .

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