Top 6 Ways To Help Your Autistic/ADHD/Anxious Child With Moving
Moving is always challenging. Make it as easy on your child as possible. As a mother of a child on the autism spectrum, I understand your needs.
Nancy Gilbert, Realtor
1. INTERVIEW REALTORS
Your realtor is an integral part of buying or selling your home. Choose a realtor who understands the needs of your family.
2. CHOOSE YOUR SHOWINGS
When you’re selling a home, potential buyers are going to want to see it. But you can ask your realtor to designate specific viewing times to protect the needs of your child. Tell your realtor the times your home will not be available for showing.
3. SORT TOGETHER
Sort through your child’s room with them. Take your time and talk through the things in their bedroom. If they are attached to certain things, allow them to keep what’s important to them, while also discussing that this is a time for a fresh start.
4. SEE THE NEW HOME
Your child needs to be able to picture themselves in their new home. Let them envision their room, their spaces and how things will look once you move in.
5. LET THEM DECORATE!
Allow your child to make his or her own mark. It doesn’t have to be pricey. They can pick the paint color, or a new picture to hang on the wall, a new throw pillow or bedding.
6. PLAN FOR MOVING DAY
Chances are moving day is going to be too stressful for your child. Plan for them to stay with friends or family while you navigate moving day.