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Transitions which may affect Child development
Transcript of Transitions which may affect Child development
Family break up
Family break-ups, however common, can have a huge effect on children and young people. It typically effects the child's behavior - and they may show signs of aggression, be very defensive of his/her parents or become withdrawn.
Moving house can be very distressing for children and young people. It can mean leaving a home with good memories, friends, family members and possibly changing schools. Children tend to adapt quickly, so this transition period may not last as long as others listed.
puberty can have psychological and emotional effects, such as:
unexplained mood swings
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All children have feelings of displacement and jealousy, however old they are, but slightly older children are able to think it through and rationalise their worries. They often experience love/hate feelings for a new baby
Moving schools can be very daunting and may cause children great anxiety in the initial stages. They will need to make new friendship groups, make new relationships with staff and become use to their new surroundings. This may impact on their emotional development if they withdraw.
A new step family
Children and young people may react in
a number of ways to the death of someone close.
They may experience:
A new step parent can be an emotional and confusing transition to a child. They may feel distressed, withdrawn and unattached from the parent.