One thing that is consistent in life is change…
Here at school we have seen old friends and teachers move on, new friends and teachers join us. What can we do as adults to help children weather the change?
Giving Kids Time
No one can absorb the full implications of a change overnight, so expecting children to fly through changes is unrealistic. Instead, parents should expect to give their kids time to understand what is happening, what it will mean for them, what it will mean for the family and how it will change their lives and/or routines.
While adults may be able to work through these possibilities logically, children usually need to experience them to understand them. Parents can help children with these lessons by talking with them every step of the way and ensuring that children understand all of the implications of the changes.