The process of moving, especially changing schools, can be challenging for children. While adults often emphasize financial concerns and the stress of paperwork during relocation, children are more concerned about the emotional aspect. Moving may elicit feelings of fear, sadness, and even anger in them. Although these emotional responses are normal, frequent relocations or moves during specific ages may give rise to issues related to school, emotional regulation, and social skills. Parents need to take these factors into careful consideration when preparing their children for a move. In the following section, we will delve into research findings on this topic and offer some tips to minimize the impact on your family. For more information on how moving affects children, refer to the accompanying resource.
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