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September
11

If your family has recently purchased a home and relocated to a new area, congratulations on starting a new adventure! Although it may feel scary and new at first, this refreshing path will guide you to the next chapter in life. Children may feel worried about starting the school year in a new environment, with new teachers and friends. Practice these tips on helping your child adjust to a new school after moving to ensure the school year goes smoothly. 

Start the Conversation Early

It's important to give your child enough time to process the change. This can be done by having an open and honest conversation about the move and starting a new school. Take this time to learn their fears and concerns, offering reassurance along the way. Now is the time to get them excited about the new start, reminding them of all the fun information they will learn at school and the friends they'll make along the way. Although this conversation might not take their fears away, it lets them know that you are here for them during this transition. 

Create a Routine

Before school officially starts, familiarize your child with the school routine to get them prepared. Show them what school mornings will look like, where the bus stop is, and show them the route to get to school. This allows them to become familiar with the idea and not fear the unknown. 

Visit the School Prior to the First Day

Most schools in Logan County offer orientation days, where parents and children have the opportunity to visit the classroom to meet other students and their teacher. Use this time to walk around the school, showing your child where their classroom is and getting them familiar with the area. Although the first few days of school may still feel overwhelming for them, this will let them know what to expect.

Sign Up for Extracurricular Activities 

Encouraging kids to get involved is a great way for them to make friendships and feel like they are a part of something great. This could be a sports team, music class, or after school club. Your child may need the extra push to get through their shyness and hesitation, which is normal! When they are out of their comfort zone is when friends and memories will be made. 


Choice Properties offers you a chance to find the home of your dreams. We work with your budget and ideas in mind to support your ultimate vision. Call us if you are ready to check out the available inventory or to speak with a reputable agent who can assist you with your home buying needs.

January
25

 

 

Kids will go through different phases as children progress from toddler to child, tween to teen. A bedroom becomes more than a place to sleep and play, it morphs into a space where homework is done, music is listened to (or created) and many other things happen with family and friends. It can be fun to create a space that serves all the necessary functions but is comfortable and inviting. Learn a few tips to minimize work on redecorating a kid's bedroom yet create a space any kid will love.

 

Consult Experts

The ultimate experts on what kids like are the kids themselves. Get kids involved in the design process and let them pick out certain elements such as colors and themes to make it fun. Some other tips include:

  • Including personal hobbies and interests

  • Focus on decorating based on child's tastes

  • Make sure the room fits both the child's needs and parent's desires

  • Basic color palettes that work well in any room can include black and white, pastels, neutral backdrops with accent colors and small doses of bright colors

 

Little Ones

Babies and toddlers do best with softer, more muted colors. Little ones enjoy soothing shades to fall asleep quickly and enjoy a peaceful slumber. Darker furniture can be a nice added element like chocolate-colored cribs or recliners. Colors help kids create and explore. Try some soft shades or deep blue and green depending on the youngster.

 

Tweens and Teens

Muted color palettes go over really well with older kids that incorporate a favorite color. Most color combinations include gray, lavender and deep purple for a more stylish approach, navy and white for preppy and muted colors for trying different looks with accent pieces in the room or on the walls.

 

Durability and Safety

It is easy to overlook durability and safety where younger kids are involved. The more durable and easy furniture and surfaces are to clean, the better. This includes durable paints where color-safe markers and crayons wash off easily. A safe environment begins by reviewing literature, safety recommendations on products and getting up to date on product recalls before making a huge purchase.

Overall, the look of a room will depend on the parents, kids and budget. A room does not need a lot of time and money put into it in order for it to look good. Try to find a compromise that works for everyone and, most of all, have fun with it.

 

Choice Properties works hard to focus on your specific needs in the real estate market and help you find the property of your dreams. Whether you're a seasoned buyer or coming into the market for the first time, we are here to help you. Call us to get started.

 

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