Get Them Involved
Change – in any sense – can be scary for children. This is the main reason why you’ll ultimately want to ensure that you involve them in as much of the process as possible and as early as possible. Letting them look at floor plans, explore the community beforehand and follow along with the progress of their new home will ultimately make them feel more comfortable, and help them to adjust more quickly to their new life.
Understand Their Wish List
It’s easy to forget or overlook your children’s preferences when looking at new homes. Their own creative space, a backyard or nearby playgrounds are all things that may appeal to them. Don’t be afraid to ask them what they think – they may offer a perspective you hadn’t considered.
Let Them Decorate
This may sound like a tall order for some, but letting your little designers choose colours and finishes for your new build, even if it’s just a play space (or their own room), can definitely help them to feel more connected to the home.
Once you make a decision to purchase your new home, you’ll want to create a timeline so that your little one can help count down the days – regardless of how far away it may be. You can also get them involved in the packing process; here are a few tips for that. Kaitlin will change not only the way you live your life, but also the way your little one lives theirs. You’re going to love it here by the water, and so will they!