Moving Day - Talking to Kids About the Transition

Moving Day - Talking to Kids About the Transition

by Twigtale

Is moving day bringing up mixed feelings? We asked two moms and one preschool teacher to tell us about their approach to helping children cope with the transition. Allison Lefrak, consumer protection attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, Anne, preschool teach for nine years, and Patricia Sasser, dean of students at a Connecticut boarding/day high school provide their insight.

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Effects Of Moving On Children

by Allison LaTona, MFT

Moving is a big transition for the whole family.  And, for children, it can really disrupt their sense of safety and security.  The effects of moving can manifest in many ways such as  aggression, defiance, increased separation anxiety, and augmented sleep cycles.  After all, you are moving from your child's place of comfort and safety, bringing up varied feelings of sadness, fear, and insecurity. 

 

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