How Moving Home Can Affect A Child, Birmingham.

January 12th, 2021

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"content_area": "Moving house can be very exciting. As you look to new horizons, you and your family can put down roots and share new experiences.\r\n\r\nImagine the thrill of exploring new places. Think of the sense of achievement when a room has been decorated to your taste – an accent wall here, a woollen throw there, new vinyl flooring in a lovely big bathroom.\r\n\r\nYou’re looking forward to making new friends next door and can’t wait to invite your bestie round for an afternoon tea in the garden, with its patio and full borders and trellises.\r\n\r\nBut, actually, moving house can be quite a stressful time for children. They may not be as excited or as enthusiastic as you are.\r\n\r\nIt might be that they will miss the only bedroom they have known, or fear they may not see again the little friend they first met at the garden gate or in the playground.\r\n\r\nIt could be quite an emotional time in their short life, and it is something that cannot, and should not, be ignored.\r\n\r\nEven though you will already have so much to think about in terms of the finances and logistics of moving, make sure you spare a thought or two for the children.\r\n\r\nIt’s Good To Talk\r\n\r\nTalking and being open is the best way forward. It’s good to keep things as simple as possible, and in a way, they can begin to understand what moving is all about.\r\n\r\nOf course, they’ll be worried, but reassuring words from Mum and Dad will help to reduce some of the fears that they will have.\r\n\r\nThey’ll have questions about friends, toys, still being able to see Grandma and Grandad, schools, and sports clubs.\r\n\r\nNone of their concerns should simply be brushed off – it’s important to them so it should be important to you.\r\n\r\nTalk to them about how they can still do much of what they’ve been doing, but in such a way as it’ll be a little better and so exciting. Speak about the new things to do, like a park to explore or shops to visit and friends to make.\r\n\r\nChildren can be quite curious, so share with them what the new place will be like and ask them if they want to know more about any particular feature.\r\n\r\nThey’ll be worried about their toys, so see if they want to get stuck into the packing of boxes. Make it fun for them by making sure their favourite teddies can see where they’re going or are wrapped up ready for the trip.\r\n\r\nIt’s probably best to make sure these are packed last and unpacked first as this will ensure they know they have their familiar things with them.\r\n\r\nSimilarly, their fresh, clean bedding with their favourite characters on them will help with the transition as they will have space for themselves.\r\n\r\nSo it’s important to get their room as ready as possible because toys locked away or unfamiliar bedding could be unsettling for them.\r\n\r\nGet The Children Involved\r\n\r\nPerhaps you can get them involved in the process, by asking them about what they want in their new bedroom.\r\n\r\nGive them the option to pick colours, or pictures, or the type of bed they want. It’ll give them a sense of responsibility, and some will feel a little more grown-up.\r\n\r\nHelp to ease their fears by perhaps arranging a play date with their friends, an afternoon tea or even a sleepover.\r\n\r\nWhen you’ve moved, make sure to find out about parks and clubs and who lives nearby that they might become friends with.\r\n\r\nOne of the best ways to help children when moving house is to keep as much as possible to existing routines.\r\n\r\nFamiliar bedtimes, tea at the table and playtimes can all help to comfort a child and let them know that not everything in their small world has changed.\r\n\r\nIt could take a little time for a youngster to feel settled in a new home, so you must recognise the fears and be particularly patient.\r\n\r\nIt is also worth remembering that children are actually more resilient than we often give them credit for. They will adapt, they will make new friends. With your help and understanding, patience and a little bit of time, a move to a new home could be the best thing you and your family has ever done.\r\n\r\nIf you and your family are planning on moving to the Birmingham area soon, why not get in touch with us. The team at Dean Coleman Estate Agent Powered by eXp will be delighted to advise you on all our suitable properties in the area. Contact us on 07581875215 for more information or email at:\r\n\r\nStay Safe and we wish you a very happy move!”,
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