Staying connected to children during transitions

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Author: Anneke Theron

Early Childhood and Lower School Counsellor at ACS Cobham

Transitioning to a new country can be a difficult process for families, no matter how many times you’ve done it. As a counsellor at an international school, I am very aware of the impact of global transitions on families and how this process can be supported to help everyone feel settled in their new surroundings.

I hope to offer some practical tips to help parents who are going through a big transition to stay connected with their children during this time. Although some may seem obvious, they are often exactly what families tend to forget in the midst of a big life change.