The process of relocating, especially changing schools, can be demanding for children. While adults often stress financial concerns and the paperwork-related stress during relocation, children pay more attention to the emotional aspect. Moving can evoke feelings of fear, sadness, and even anger in them. Although these reactions are normal, frequent moves or relocations during specific ages may lead to challenges in school, emotional well-being, and social skills. Parents should carefully consider these aspects when preparing their children for a move. The subsequent section discusses research findings on this topic and provides tips to reduce the impact on your family. If you want more information on how moving affects children, refer to the accompanying resource.

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