Helping children through the house moving process...
It’s widely understood that moving home can be one of life’s more stressful undertakings for those involved. But what about our children? How does moving house feel when you are knee-high tall, and your bedroom is your whole world? And what can we do as parents to help our children through this life-changing event?
Experts seem to agree that open communication is the key: “Talk to children about the move and do it early to give them as much time as possible to get used to the idea. Tell the children all about their new home and give them lots of facts and information appropriate for their age group and level of understanding.” (Moving house – making it less stressful for children, (2005 Feb 16). Retrieved from http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/parenting/a9131/moving-house-making-it-less-stressful-for-children/)
2016 was a year of surprises with Brexit for the UK and Trump for the USA. Both could have triggered a change in buyer sentiment but while there were brief moments of hesitation, the national housing market has mainly continued to be quite buoyant with a continued shortage of supply and high demand given the easily available mortgage money to finance those moving house.