From the child being carried off the playground kicking and screaming to the mother taking her “baby” to college, transitions are just plain hard. However, change is inevitable both in our daily schedules and in larger life events.
Adults often struggle with the anxiety of forsaking familiar routines and replacing them with an unproven structure. Although children make many transitions each day, change can seem unpredictable and overwhelming, especially when they are not ready to move on to the next place or activity.
Some children respond with challenging behavior when they feel unable to control their timetable. Teaching strategies to better manage anticipated and unpredictable changes is a life skill that benefits both you and your children, now and in the future.
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