The thing is, the crime does not stop with trespassing because most of the time it comes together with robbery. During the aftermath of a break-in, how can you recover from the trauma, and how can you help your loved ones pull through the pain, and to slowly let go of the feeling of being unsafe?
Moms, Take Charge
Mothers are called lights of the household. Every decision is influenced by a mother. We are the most sensitive people when it comes to our children, but at the same time we are also the strongest person anyone could crash with when it comes to our baby’s protection.
First, it is necessary that you file a police report. You can ask another member of the family to accompany you so that reporting is easier and will serve as an output for the feeling of being violated and insecure. After doing so, it’s time to start the recovery process by being the “light of the household”. We guide our children, we explain to them the crime that happened, and explain the precautions we added to the house so that another break-in is impossible.
Being the woman of the house, you can also rearrange furniture so that areas that were affected by the crime do not remain the same and memories do not linger. Re-paint the walls, put up new photos, do what you want and make it a new home.
Reinforce the safety of the home physically by installing security and surveillance systems from trusted corporations such as ADT security and other skilled professionals, and by letting the children see how it works and how it is able to protect the family from theft.
Help your family to recover by working on the house security together, as a team. Open up the floor for ideas from each member so that it can boost their confidence on the reliability of the system installed. Try to make choices by presenting samples and letting the household vote on what system they prefer. Allowing them to partake in putting the house back up will take their mind off the trauma, and focus their attention to the safety of the new house security.
It’s the holiday season and criminals know that it’s the time of the year when cash and gifts are lying around the house. Map a plan of the house and identify its weak points, do all these activities together so that each member is a participant in the addition of safety features. As a mother, our role is to continuously care for the welfare of our family, and to do so all things must be done together. Be the team leader, cheer them on, hug them before going to bed, tuck them in, kiss their foreheads and constantly explain and answer the things they’re confused about. Since burglaries also affect psychologically, it is very important to stay strong.
Make your kids see that you accept what had happened and that it will not tear you down but will make you strive harder to build a better home. Because that’s what being a mom is about, to be prepared and to be the help your family needs at all times.