The process of relocating, particularly changing residences and schools can be challenging for children. While adults often concentrate on financial matters, paperwork, and logistical aspects, kids are more attuned to the emotional dimensions of the move. It’s common for children to experience feelings of fear, sadness, and even anger. While these reactions are normal, frequent relocations or moving during specific stages of development may pose challenges related to school, emotional well-being, and social skills.
For parents, this underscores the importance of careful consideration when preparing children for a move. In the sections below, we’ll explore relevant research on this topic and provide a few suggestions to minimize the impact of the experience on your family.
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