Relocating, particularly when it involves changing schools, can be challenging for children. While adults often focus on financial considerations, paperwork, and other logistical aspects of moving, kids are more attuned to the emotional aspects. Moving may evoke feelings of fear, sadness, and even anger in them. While these reactions are entirely normal, frequent relocations or moves during certain developmental stages can potentially affect school performance, emotional well-being, and social skills.
For parents, this underscores the importance of thoughtful consideration when preparing children for a move. In the following sections, we will explore relevant research on this topic and provide some tips to mitigate the impact of the experience on your family.
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