Teens in particular will have a tougher time saying goodbye. It’s understandable, since they’ve built a network for themselves that they now have to leave. Sure, they can stay in touch online, but as they realize, it won’t be the same.
One of the best ways to help your teen adjust to the prospect of moving, especially if they’ll no longer be in short driving distance, is to help them say goodbye.
- It’s important that your teen has a chance to say goodbye to the special people in her life.
It’s been said that moving is the third most stressful life event, behind death and divorce.
That’s quite a powerful statement!
So imagine how a teen, who’s already on an emotional rollercoaster, will possibly feel at the thought of moving on from friends and home.
Helping your teen navigate through these tough emotions can be tricky, but it can also be life-changing in a good way, for all.
Here are ways to help your teen:
- Explain everything and let your teen know that you want their opinion on the next home.
Most likely, you’ve got quite a number of real estate agents in your town. How do you choose and what are the criteria?
- For starters, get recommendations from friends or others who have recently moved in your town. Are they friends with these agents or have they worked with them?
- When you make the phone calls to arrange the interviews, what was your initial feeling when speaking with each agent?
There is a famous phrase, “books do furnish a room,” but what if you have too many? And are moving?
Too many books? I sense cringing. We all have love affairs with our books.
But look at it this way: If you have a cavernous home, or are moving into one, then by all means pack every book you own, even the big college texts, and tuck them lovingly into your private library stacks.