Moving – and especially changing schools – is difficult for children. As adults, we tend to focus on financial matters, the paperwork, and everything moving house entails. However, children tend to focus much more on the emotional aspect. Relocating can make them afraid, sad, and even angry. While all of these responses are expected, the fact remains that relocating your family —particularly frequently or at a certain age—can lead to problems in academics, in emotional regulation, and in social skills.
For parents, this means there are a few things to consider when preparing their children for the move. Below we discuss the research on this topic and provide some tips on how to make the experience less stressful for your family.
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