How to Help Children Adjust to Moving
While moving can be exciting, it causes a good deal of short-term stress. In fact, moving is consistently ranked as one of the most stressful life events. Along with the physical aspects of moving -- packing, for instance -- you may also experience feelings of loss, anxiety, and fear.
If adults experience these emotions, imagine what it's like for a young child who must adjust to a new, unfamiliar space. Being uprooted from familiar surroundings can be traumatic for kids, especially if they're too young to understand what's happening.
Why is moving to a new home hard on kids?
Even if you're just moving across town, the change is a big deal for children. Home is where your children feel most…