How to Prepare Your Children for Living in a New Home
Moving to a new house isn’t always fun and games. Sometimes, instead of it being your choice, you might be forced to move to a smaller home because of your debts or because you simply can no longer sustain the expenses, taxes and mortgage payments of your old house, especially with your kids growing up, needing tuition funds and requiring your support for buying that first car.
Regardless of why you need to move, it’s very important to prepare your kids for the upcoming changes – especially the younger ones, who , despite how beautiful and family friendly Greenfield is, won’t understand so readily why you are looking for homes for sale in 80016. This opens the possibility that they will have to move to another neighborhood (or maybe even another town) and leave their friends and their familiar schools and playgrounds behind.
The first thing you should do is try to explain to your child why you need to move and how much you wish you had any other choice. Next, it’s important to lay the groundwork before talking about the benefits of going to live in a new place (such as finding new friends, exploring new places etc).
It’s more important than anything else to make sure your child understands that their feelings are not wrong and that they are entitled to feel and think the way they do. A sense of empowerment regarding their feelings, followed by the encouragement to accept what is happening and make the best of it, are the keys to helping your child go through this transition process without feeling like they are not cared for or supported.