Helping Your Child: Coping with Moving and Change

Moving and change can be a scary time for your child, but it doesn’t have to be. Below are a few resources that can help prepare your child for upcoming change. These resources include tips for the move, articles detailing how to talk about change, and a list of picture books focused on moving and change.

Bright Horizons

This site includes parenting tips for moving with children, transitioning to a new school, and staying connected to friends.

Child Development Institute

This article gives discussion points for all children, then goes more in-depth for young kids, school-age children, and teens.


This guide includes a list of picture books aimed at helping 3-10-year-olds cope with moving and change.


For a complete list of resources, please visit Helping Kids to Cope with Moving and Change

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