Papamoa is proving to be a very popular location for families, with people shifting there from all over the North Island to enjoy the warm climate, the beaches, and the lifestyle this area offers. Over the last 10 years especially there has been a huge increase in subdivisions, commercial development and of course population. This has resulted in new schools, new shops, new sports clubs and a whole new way of life for those families arriving in the district.
But relocating your family is not always a straight forward process. The adjustment is often stressful for all those involved, especially children. Children not only have to say goodbye to their old house, school and friends, but they also have to meet new teachers, make new friends and adjust to a new bedroom and a new house.
We deal with many families through our Papamoa Property Management service, many who are new to the Bay of Plenty region. To help navigate the moving process with children we provide the following tips:
1.Talk To Your Children About The Move & Stay Positive
Make sure you are open with communication. Listen to any fears or concerns your children may have and come up with solutions to ease any anxiety. Also make sure you speak positively about the transition. If you act excited about the new adventure then hopefully your children will too.
- Make Your New House Feel Like Home
Children are creatures of comfort, so having some of your their favourite things around the house or in their room will help them feel comfortable in their new surroundings. This could be a poster on their wall, a favourite stuffed animal or a photo of their old friends.
- Be a Tourist In Your New Area
Once you arrive take your children to local attractions, like the Papamoa Plaza, Thursday Night Market, a walk along Papamoa beach. Show them what makes their new home so appealing.
- Help Build Your Children’s Social Network
We encourage families to get involved with local sports, clubs and activities. This will not only help your children make new friends in the neighbourhood and at school, but will also introduce you to new families in your area.
- Be Patient And Understanding
Lastly, be patient with your children. Be sure to give them time to adjust to their new home and their new friends. They may not adjust as quickly as you, often it can take a few months to settle in and feel at home with a new area, but it will eventually happen.
To learn more about Papamoa and other Bay of Plenty districts, such as Tauranga and Mount Maunganui, call us at Connect Realty. We offer investment property and rental property advice for these areas and property management services.