Relocating, particularly changing schools, poses a challenge for children. While adults often concentrate on financial matters and the stress of paperwork during a move, children are more tuned in to the emotional side. Moving can evoke feelings of fear, sadness, and even anger in them. Though these emotional reactions are normal, frequent moves or relocations during specific ages may result in challenges related to school, emotional well-being, and social skills. Parents must carefully consider these aspects when preparing their children for a move. The following section discusses research findings on this topic and provides tips to minimize the impact on your family. For further insights into the effects of moving on children, check out the accompanying resource.
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