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When A Child’s Friend Moves Away

As springtime approaches we are reminded that the end of the school year is near. Historically, the summer months are the busiest months for families to move to new homes. The hope to not interrupt the school year precipitates that decision. Families move at any time of the year, but more so over the summer months. These moves inevitably cause the loss of friends for your child and for the child who is leaving. The impact of this loss varies with each child.

In the ways that all children are different they will react to this loss in different ways with varying degrees of intensity. The age of the child involved will come into play. Family dynamics can help or prolong the sense of loss. Whatever the case, it is important to acknowledge that families move and the loss of a friend, while a common occurrence, can hurt. Your child needs time and a caring response to whatever the emotional impact this loss initiates. Read the rest of this entry »

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