We all face challenges and that is a very good thing. Challenges test us and make us stronger. Challenges show us what we can do and what we can’t do alone. Through challenges, we have an opportunity to build and strengthen our support networks. Developmentally, our kids are not yet capable of facing challenges all on their own. They need our help and guidance just as we need the guidance of our trusted advisors.
Trusted advisors help us through the tough times and celebrate with us during the good times. They can provide a perspective outside ourselves to help us see the bigger picture and look for alternative solutions. When we choose to serve our kids as trusted advisors, we can do the same for them.
As trusted advisors, we need to know the challenges our kids will face when we move or relocated our families. A sense of loss, disruption of schedules and routines, unfamiliar people and places, and experiencing emotions they have difficulty expressing are just a few of the challenges our kids will deal with when moving. One way to help our kids deal with the stress of change and transition of any kind is goal setting. Goals can give kids a sense of purpose and a clear target when the world around them seems fuzzy, which can feel very scary. Setting and achieving goals also provide kids with confidence and self-efficacy – two character traits that are essential for dealing with the inevitabilities of change and transition throughout our lives. Click here to read a previous post with valuable resources to help kids with goal-setting.
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