Relocating? Pay Attention To The Kids

Moving to a new city or state is filled with many different exciting possibilities – new home, new job, new restaurants to try. But for kids, relocating is fraught with fear – new school, new faces, new neighborhood.

Wide Eyed Child with stars

If there’s a relocation in your future, here are a few ways to help your kids adjust and embrace their new home:

Do your research. If you can’t visit your new community together in advance, do some research and find out what attractions may be particularly interesting to your child. Get your child excited about all the new places to explore.

Get to know families with same-age children. Invite them over or arrange for a play date at the park. This will help your child bridge the often difficult gap of making new friends.

Get them involved. The sooner your child gets involved in the local activity of their choosing the better.

Kid with blue cap, not sure if he should cry or not.
Moving? Make Sure The Kids Are Alright

Enlist a support group. New teachers, coaches, guidance counselors and clergy can all play a critical role in helping your child adjust, so get them on board right away.

Acknowledge their feelings. Most important of all, allow your child to mourn the loss of their former home, community and friends. Let him or her know these feelings are normal and that you, too, miss your old home sometimes.

Illustration of House For Sale Sign, Grass, Sky, and a house.
Houses For Sale

Happy New Year Everyone!


What an amazing year of growth we had! Some experts in the real estate industry are predicting 2016 to be a huge Real Estate year in Hampton Roads! We look forward to an even more successful year helping people achieve their Real Estate dreams! We grew as an office. We have many new agents starting out their new careers with EXIT REALTY. Which, by the way, has demonstrably, the best training in this area. And we have experienced agents joining to take advantage of our technology and “Value Added Services”! What a huge help we get from our amazing staff! There were so many Christmas presents for staff, thanking them for the great job they do, that they needed a wagon to carry them all to their vehicles. We consistently remained on Exit Realty Virginia’s top lists for 2015. Sure to stay that way in 2016! Our office’s Franchisee/Owner, Kimberly Plourde, spoke at the Exit Realty International convention in Nashville! We have a new broker, Ronda Morrison! Having access to their expertise is creating some very expert Realtors®! Things are going very well and we are counting our blessings. We wanted to take some space here and wish all of Coastal Virginia, and especially, our clients, our family and friends, and all the Hampton Roads Realtors® a Happy and successful New Year!!

Happy New Year Coastal Virginia!
Happy New Year Coastal Virginia!

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