Please enjoy the following guest post about the stressors that moving can pose for children.
Mandy Collier is a freelance writer and a mother of four girls. In her writing, she mainly focuses on different challenges of raising children. She is passionate about understanding how the human mind works and is always striving to learn more on the topic of psychology. In her free time, she enjoys going on family road trips and gardening.
The reason behind the move
Adapting to the new environment
Losing old friends
Dealing with post-move depression in children
Present the advantages of the move
Include your kids in the moving process
Accepting the new school
Maintain old relationships
Learn how to recognize depression in children
Changes in behavior and anxiety are common when moving. Still, if unusual things continue to happen for more extended periods, it may be time to consult a physician and explore the problem further. Just be sure to remember that moving can trigger depression in children. Therefore, your family’s health should always be a priority, no matter how busy and stressful the moving process becomes.
David B. Younger, Ph.D. is the creator of Love After Kids, for couples that have grown apart since having children. He is a clinical psychologist and couples therapist with a web-based private practice and lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, 16-year-old son, 7-year-old daughter and 9-year-old toy poodle.