Intro: Shifting homes, especially changing schools, proves to be a demanding experience for children. While adults often prioritize financial matters and the stress of paperwork during relocation, children are more focused on the emotional aspect. Moving can trigger feelings of fear, sadness, and even anger in them. Despite these emotional reactions being normal, frequent relocations or moves during specific ages may result in challenges related to school, emotional well-being, and social skills. Parents need to weigh these factors carefully when preparing their children for a move. The following section delves into research on this subject and offers tips to minimize the impact on your family. For additional information on how moving affects children, consult the accompanying resource.
Graphic created by Move Central, a moving company in Orange County.