Today, with real market expanding more than ever, majority of us find ourselves in the hustle-bustle of moving to a new house. Even a good handful of the majority may find themselves reluctant to such a life changing decision. However, when push comes to shove, the work needs to get done. Such decisions often can be disruptive, especially for the kids.and may even traumatize them further in often cases. Following must be considered in order for a smooth and better transit for your kids and/or family members:
If practical, and within your reach, you should involve your kids in the process of house hunting. Sometimes, if you have marked down potential houses to look into, it would never be of waste to get the kids involved. On one hand, it will give them a perspective to what they might be looking forward as their room, or home, and where they’ll be keeping their special belongings. Whereas on the other hand, it benefits you picking a home where everyone had a say. For instance, you might like spacious master bedroom and living area, while your kid found his/her play area in the lush green garden.
Once the deal has been nailed, you can start getting your kids involved in moving to the new place. You may ask them to make a to-do-list for their room, to make them relaxed and happy. Let us agree here that one of the effective ways to be certain that children adapt to new surroundings is by giving them a better and exciting vision for their new home. Few ways to reach such results can be by asking your children to sketch how their new room would look like or what color they would like to choose for their room.
3) Memory book/Scrapbook
One might underestimate the power of such task, however, it can prove to be quite an effective tool in the transition period for your kids. Ask your kids to write, or sketch, or put paste pictures of their favourite place around the old home, so that they can visit them back later. You can further involve your kids in taking them to their favourite play area, food/diner place, ice-cream, and so on.
4) Family Wish-List
This step involves in a matured approach before moving-in your new home with your kids. This will help your kids to be able to reach a consensus about what they and every other family member wants from their new home.
Finally, it is very important for a proper send off for your kids and perhaps, even for yourself. The mindset here would be to be able to appreciate where it all started, or which place(s) led you to your new home. Bitter, or sweet, every place will give you an experience with people and life surrounding it.
Kids are braver than we believe and stronger than they seem. However, they lack the ability to connect the dots, which is why it is our responsibility to guide them on the right path with right guidance, while keeping in mind their emotions attached to what they see as life.