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than your current house, it has more
rooms – in fact, it even has an extra guest room where grandma can stay during
long weekends, it has a large backyard with a landscaped garden.
incredibly stressful for you and your children.
which will make them vehemently oppose the move. They also feel frustrated because they feel
so powerless. They feel that everything
is being decided by the older folks.
inputs. Understand how they are feeling
and offer ways on how you can ease the stress of moving.
- Discuss about the special things your new home
will have which your current home does not have. The kids may have their own rooms, it is near
the mall or the school, the backyard is bigger.
Make them think of what they can look forward to, so that they won’t
dwell on the sadness of leaving their old home.
- Take the kids along for a visit to your new
home.If they are going to have their own rooms in the
new house, let them choose their room’s color and decoration.
- Involve them in packing. Let them decide which special things they would
want to bring along (although limit their choices because they might want to
bring all of their stuff!) and which to leave or give away.
- Host a good-bye party. The kids can invite their friends and you can
invite yours for one last get-together before the move.
- Go around your neighborhood one last time. Give the kids a chance to say goodbye to
special people and places in your old neighborhood.
- Help them make a scrapbook with photos full of
memories of your old home.
- Buy them a notebook where they can write down
their friend’s name and contact details.