A book to encourage bravery and understanding about moving house.
Moving can be stressful for adults who fully understand the process but a move can be a traumatic experience for children. It normally takes children slightly longer to adapt to change, so it is important to talk to them about the move and prepare them well in advance. There are many decisions to be made during a move, where possible, try to involve the children in the decision-making process so that they feel a part of what is going on. A new home might mean that you want to buy new furniture or change the décor. However, children will find it easier to adjust to the new home if it has familiar items in it for now. Read this book regularly to help your children understand a house move and feel safe.
Routine and being able to predict what happens is important to children and makes them feel safe. However as we all know life does not stay the same, there are many changes through our lifetime, we move house, we have another baby, friends move away, kids move school, separation or divorce happens or we experience a death of a close one.
Children need time to process all of the information that they are exposed to and appreciate daily routines and repetition or they may become stressed. They like knowing that when they arrive home from child care, mommy and daddy fix dinner, then the family eats, then there is a bath and then two stories. Children thrive on the predictability of daily routines. Brave Books offer a selection of titles covering changes in the lives of children.
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