WISHING YOU A HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS, AND HAPPY 2018!
This is the weekend many look forward to all year long. Sunday is New Year’s Eve! At midnight, San Francisco will host its annual fireworks display on the bay, just off the Embarcadero, and 200,000 people will be there to take it all in. There are nearly 100 other NYE celebrations going on in the City that day, and sf.funcheap.com has published a comprehensive guide to it all on its website. To see the list of events, along with links for more detail, click here.
On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 12/24/17 – 12/30/17
Helping Your Children Cope When the Family Needs to Relocate
Hill & Co. Sales Manager Jill Gumina was recently asked by the San Francisco Chronicle, “How can I help my children cope with the family relocating?” Here’s her reply:
“Children thrive on familiarity and routines. Learning they are moving can be traumatic. Some kids may have trouble understanding, especially if they weren’t involved in the decision-making process.”
“Prepare your kids by informing them early about the move. If possible, give them time to adjust. Talk about the move to reinforce that it is real and happening. Like adults, kids’ immediate reaction can be fear of the unknown. Give them plenty of info about the move, encourage questions. Answer honestly and prepare for a variety of reactions.”
“If moving nearby, take your kids to see the new destination. Visualizing where they are going helps to relieve anxiety. Involve kids as much as possible. They’ll feel they’re a contributing part of the event. Encourage their participation: have them view properties on the internet so they’ll feel they’re helping to find a home in their new town.”
“If moving away, show them images of the new destination: city/parks/school. Discover activities they can be involved in. Being supportive, loving, and patient will help your children – and you – adjust to the change in a positive way.”