The process of relocating, especially when it involves changing schools, can be challenging for children. While adults often concentrate on financial aspects and the stress of paperwork associated with moving, kids are more attuned to the emotional impact. Moving may evoke feelings of fear, sadness, and even anger in them. Although these reactions are natural, frequent relocations or moves during specific developmental stages can potentially lead to challenges in school, emotional regulation, and social skills.
For parents, this underscores the importance of thoughtful consideration when preparing youngsters for a move. In the following sections, we will explore research on this subject and offer some tips to mitigate the impact of the experience on your family.
Infographic provided by Move Central, a professional moving company San Francisco