Anyone who has moved understands the stress involved with such a large task. It can take a toll on the entire household emotionally and physically. Add on an event forcing a move, such as a super storm named Sandy, and the stress level escalates greatly. Much of Long Island is in turmoil at the moment looking for housing and money to repair unlivable homes.
Children require comfort and stability when moving to a new abode.
The Sandy Hook shootings have taught the importance of protecting the young souls. As they start school again in a new home for learning they have been welcomed into a new building with some old furnishings to add much needed comfort their lives. The children have their original desks to sit at in their new classrooms. The children’s art work was moved to the new school and hung in their classrooms to make them feel at home.
Find a touch of a happy past to bring into a new abode to make it home.
When moving have the kids share in decorating their new home.
- Perhaps they have been begging for a new paint color for their room; now is the time to fulfill wishes for a blue room. Have them help paint their new rooms.
- Take the kids shopping as you choose new furnishings for the abode so that they feel as if they are making a contribution.
- Have the family get together to make collages of family photos to frame and hang in the new home.
Give kids options to choose from to prevent a wild decor and tantrums.
Children need and want boundaries. Whether in their fashion or the decor one knows that if you let a young one make all of the choices for themselves then things can get wild, literally, with strange colors and patterns mashed up together.
Choosing a paint color
- Start by asking what color they want.
- Now hide away for a while as you look through the many choices of paint colors.
- Narrow the choices down to three that you like in the color that has been requested.
- Present the three to the child so that they may make a final choice giving them a say in their new home.
Children require comfort in their surroundings.
By giving kids a job to do in choosing the decor for the new abode then they will feel comfortable and more excited about the move.
- Have them paint pictures to relate their feelings and then dress a wall with art work using removable Command strips.
- For those camping out in temporary homes like hotel rooms add a touch of home with a favorite blanket or chair that has been salvaged.
- Nothing worth salvaging from the old home, than have the kids pick out a new blanket at the store for them to cuddle in.
A house is just a building but a home is what one makes it and can be wherever the family is residing together. Take pleasure in family and making a home a home. Gather together in happiness and never be afraid to dance!
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