For Children Facing Life Adjustments
Children experience transitions and adjustment to life changes differently than adults. And while life transitions are a normal part of life, it is important to remember that children experience strong emotions, but have a limited capacity to process those feelings in comparison to adults. Life transitions are often unpredictable and, as adults, we have the ability to reflect on past experiences in order to adapt and cope with the current change. On the other hand, children are usually experiencing these life changes for the first time and require additional support to get through them and maintaining emotional well-being. Children appreciate having some level of continuity within their lives, and when this continuity is interrupted, they may become stressed and exhibit concerning changes in behavior.