Helping Children Cope with the Move

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Senna Realty Group LLC

A move can be so detrimental for children. These little people are moving to an unfamiliar surrounding.

 

When moving, keep the children in mind. Help them cope with the move.

 

Show the children the new home and their new room prior to the moving. If this is not possible, pictures or videos will help the visualize where they are going      

 

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Assure children that you won't forget their friends

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Make a scrape book of the old home or neighborhood.

 

Throw a good-bye party. At the partym have their friends sign a t-shirt.

 

Have your children write good-bye letters and enclose their new address. You may wish to call the other children's parents so that they will encourage returns letters.

 

When packing, give your children their own box and let the decorate them.

 

Star a scrapbook for your new home.

 

Visit your children's new school, park, church, etc... Take a camera.

 

Help your children invite new friends over to your new home.

 

Let your children choose a new favorite restaurant. This will help them feel in control of their new environment.

 

Encourage your children to send letters about their new home to thier friends.

 

Involve your children in groups, sports, and activities like the ones they used to participate in.

 

Remember,even if you only lived in a home for a few years, to a youngs child it is nearly their entire lifetime.

 

Cherish and Nuture evryone moment of their lifes!

Comments (6)

David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Mary Beth, these are all very good things to focus on when moving with children. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 11, 2011 12:37 PM
Yvonne Burdette-Van Camp
To Buy and Sell Real Estate, see me at Southwest Missouri Realty - Springfield, MO
"Home"work, I have the Answers!

I like to spend time getting the kids buy in.   Kids love to be a part of the process!   Many rooms have been designed with talking to the kids about where they are going to put their bed?

Oct 11, 2011 12:42 PM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

This is a wonderful post Mary Beth, reminding us that children sometimes have a hard time with moving.  The tips that you provide will no doubt be very helpful to those with small children in the midst of a move.

Wake Forest NC House Chick

Oct 11, 2011 12:42 PM
Linda Blumenthal
Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087 - Westhampton Beach, NY
NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR

Hi, Mary Beth.  Your blog post is both sensitive and thoughtful.  I'm sure your tips will help many young people.

Oct 11, 2011 01:40 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mary Beth, I do over 70% relocation, and this is the hardest part for the KIDS to understand.   What a great list you have put together!

Nov 13, 2011 10:39 AM
Mary Beth Nunez
Senna Realty Group LLC - Manchester, CT
Realtor

Thanks Joan for you comment. Yes the Children are sometimes over looked but they should be a great part of the process.

Nov 14, 2011 12:55 AM