Moving with Children - Part 1
We all know that selling your home and buying a new one is stressful on the adults in a household, but don’t forget that it is very stressful on the children!
My own children got very used to moving as I was in the corporate world as they were growing up. When we arrived in Cheshire CT in 2002, our oldest child had lived in 8 homes and the younger child 6. The best thing about moving to Cheshire is that they had been coming to visit here since they were born as my wife’s family lived in Wallingford and two of her brothers lived in Cheshire. Also, as we moved so often, we looked at it as the next great adventure (though it became a little more emotional as they got older).
Not all children are used to moving however, nor are their parents. And every age has its own challenges. Are you leaving behind family or moving closer to them? Is this a job transfer where the move is handled by your company or is this a new job where all costs and arrangements are made by the family (causing more stress to the adults in the household)?
There are so many things for an adult to work through when moving that a REALTOR has to remember, but at the same time we Must Remember the Children and try to help them get excited about what lies ahead!