Relocating, especially changing schools, can be challenging for children. While adults often focus on financial concerns, paperwork stress, and logistical aspects of moving, kids tend to hone in on the emotional side. Moving may evoke fear, sadness, or even anger in children. Although these reactions are normal, frequent relocations, especially during certain developmental stages, can potentially impact school performance, emotional regulation, and social skills.
For parents, this underscores the importance of careful consideration when preparing youngsters for a move. In the following sections, we’ll explore relevant research on the topic and offer some tips to mitigate the impact of the experience on your family.
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