Are you and your spouse considering moving to a new town? A new city? A new country? This is a very common thing that all families do, and there are all kinds of things that can spark it. From finding a new job to wanting to be near family, to just wanting a good old change of scenery, moving to new places is common. However, when you have kids, you need to take their feelings into consideration as well.
Consider how moving to a new place may affect your children. Have they established genuine bonds with friends, which they’d have a hard time separating from? If so, you may want to take that into consideration. It’s not the most important thing—after all, your kids will benefit from learning to make new friends wherever they go—but if the move isn’t particularly crucial, ask if it’s worth making your kids sad over it.
It’s important to also consider what kind of school your kids will be going to by moving to a new place. You may have found a good job in this new location, but does this new location have a good schooling foundation for your kids? Don’t underestimate the importance of your kids being in a positive school environment with good role models and great friends.