August is about moving in and moving on. It is about the mundane practicalities of getting our kids to their new school and the all-important adjustment to our new lives. It is a month of contradictions, with pain and pride blended in equal measure. When our children arrived almost two decades ago it upended our lives. This is a transition of almost equal magnitude, so be gentle with yourself; it will take more than days or weeks to adjust.
How to Help Your Teen Handle the Emotional Challenges of Moving
3 Things Your Teenager Can’t Tell You When Moving Abroad - Expatriate Connection
Elise Wile has been a writer since Holding a master's degree in curriculum and Instruction, she has written training materials for three school districts. Her expertise includes mentoring, serving at-risk students and corporate training. Changing neighborhoods and school environments can be very traumatic for teenagers -- more so if the move is due to an already stressful situation. You might notice that the move affects your teenager in several ways. Fortunately, understanding that moving is likely to be quite stressful for him can help you to support him before and after relocating. Vulnerable teens can experience agitation, depression, trembling, palpitations and twitching in response to a major life change, such as a move, according to PubMed Health.
5 Tips to Help a Teen Handle the Challenges of Moving
Part of the Moving Series. The day we told our year-old son, Bill, that we were moving again, he walked out of the room without saying a word. Our year-old daughter, Ginger, seemed shocked by the news. She kept asking, "Why? In our 14 corporate moves, I've often had to give this unwelcome news to my teens, doing my best to soften the blow each time.
Before you dismiss her feelings, acknowledge that they are valid. The move is not viewed as an exciting new chapter for the family in her eyes. If this sounds familiar you need to pump the breaks here.