Transitions are a part of every child’s day. It is a situation of great change in which children have to move into a new environment and adapt to an unfamiliar setting.
This can involve:
- meeting new peers
- taking over new responsibilities
- moving to a new home or school
- childhood stress or traumatic experiences
- loss of a loved one or pet
Transitions can be stressful for children and adolescents, just as they are for adults, and the resulting stress can have far-reaching effects on children’s emotional well- being and academic achievements. Their behavior may change and may become withdrawn and emotional.
Children may express symptoms of:
- sleep problems
- depressed mood
- difficulty managing responsibilities or relationships
- homesickness that goes on for a significant period of time
Support, guidance and assistance of a therapist is fundamental for a child’s healing and meeting developmental mile stones.
If you or someone you know match the symptoms listed above, I am confident that I can help and invite you to contact me today for a free consultation.