Helping Kids Cope With Moving and Change

Aha! Parenting

Ten tips to help your child adjust to a move.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology

Facts for Families© information sheet on helping children cope with moving.

Bright Horizons

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.


Moving tips and lists of books that can be used with children of various ages.

Psychology Today

The article addresses the effect of moving on those actually leaving as well as the friends who are left behind.


Aimed at helping 3-10 year olds, this guide includes a list of picture books that can be used to help your child cope.

The Washington Post

Advice on preparing children for an upcoming move.