Disasters in the home are for many of us a worst case scenario. After all, our houses are the place where we should feel the safest and most secure.
Something bad happening in the home can then feel even worse when we have children. After all, mums and dads want nothing more than to take good care of their little ones.
However, there are some things that can happen in our homes that you couldn’t have expected. Three of these things are a burglary, a house fire, and flooding.
With this in mind, once the worst has passed, it will be time to get you and your family back on your feet. Read on to find out how you can help your kids recover after one of these incidents happens in your home.
After a burglary
The worst after effect of somebody breaking into your home is the loss of feeling safe. No matter their age, communication with you children the steps you are making the create a safe home again. Let them watch while the locksmith fits new locks. Have them come to the shop and pick out a new alarm system with them. This way, you’re letting them see these safety measures with their own eyes.
They may also have trouble sleeping and nightmares for a while. If possible, arrange it so they can sleep in your room for a while, or you in there’s. Just having somebody close by could help put their mind at ease.
After a house fire
Once a fire has damaged your home, you’ll want to get things back to normal as soon as possible. After all, disruptions at home can affect children in other areas of their life, like at school. Hire a fire restoration company to come out immediately and get to work. The sooner you hire them, the better, as damage can be reduced the sooner it is attended too.
If treasure toys and possessions have got damaged, be as understanding and accommodating as possible. If your children are young, temper tantrums could occur. Be patient, and recognize that it might take time for them to get back to their usual self again.
If your home has been flooded, the last thing you should do is to rush moving back home again. Instead, take your time. Make sure your child is settled elsewhere while you’re putting things back in place at home. Having them see the house when it’s in a mess might be quite traumatic for them. It also could be dangerous to be in and around the house at this time.
If you can, keep them in school so they can keep a bit of their routine. However, be sure to notify the school and all the teachers about what has happened. Once the house is sorted again, you’ll need to reintroduce them into the home again. Take it slow; for both yourself and your children.
For all of these scenarios, you might want to consider counseling for your children. You could even go to family counseling sessions together.