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Children and Moving
When a family has to move, it's important to get your children involved in the process. Since moving can cause some concerns, like going to a new school, leaving friends, the new neighborhood...things will be easier with the children's support and effort to get your home sold.
It's important that they keep their toys and clothes put away, and teenagers understand about keeping their rooms in "showing" condition. Also, showing a home is more successful if the family is away. Make an effort to include everyone in the discussion about "the move" and take your children with you on house-hunting trips.
- Contact the new school and arrange for a visit.
- Explain the reason for relocating.
- Emphasize the positive aspects of the move.
- If possible, give your child three months notice before the move, so they have time to get used to the idea.