Five Tips for Empowering Children during a Family Relocation

Relocating a family is a monumental task. Even the most organized of parents will likely feel the stress and pressure of staying on top of every-day life while also arranging for the transfer of each possession, account, record, and so on. As a parent, I have experienced the reality that, during times of increased stress and transition, my children need me even more than usual, yet I have less time, money, and energy available. Undoubtedly, moving is a huge distraction, and kids can get a little lost in the shuffle.

At the same time, moving is a unique opportunity for children to experience new and incredibly valuable life-skills. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, “With the proper attention from parents

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