Health Tip: Helping Children Adjust to a Move

Health Tip: Helping Children Adjust to a Move

(HealthDay News) -- Job loss, promotion, a transfer and other life changes can force families to move. For children, a move can be stressful and accentuate negative aspects of their personalities, says the American Academy of Pediatrics.

To help a child adjust to a move, the academy encourages parents to:

  • Emphasize the positive aspects of what awaits at the new location.

  • Let your child express his or her feelings and acknowledge sadness.

  • Take your child to the community where you will be moving.

  • Give the child the chance to participate in decisions, such as the new room color.

  • Become involved in the new community yourself.

  • Maintain contact with the old community.

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Campus: 11705 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419, (p) 912-819-4100
  • Candler Hospital Campus: 5353 Reynolds St., Savannah, GA 31405, (p) 912-819-6000
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