Relocating, especially changing schools, brings about challenges for children. While adults often give priority to financial concerns and the stress of paperwork during relocation, children are more attuned to the emotional impact. Feelings of fear, sadness, and even anger may arise in children when moving. Although these emotional responses are normal, frequent relocations or moves during specific ages may contribute to challenges in school, emotional well-being, and social skills. Parents should carefully consider these factors when preparing their children for a move. The subsequent section delves into research on this topic and provides tips to minimize the impact on your family. To gain further insights into how moving affects children, refer to the accompanying resource.
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