How To Help When Your Child’s Friend Moves Away
To a child, a best friend moving away might feel like the entire world is coming to an end! Whether the friend is moving just across town or to the other side of the world, it is still an adjustment for your child to go through. Here are some tips to help you help your child adjust.
- Show your child understanding by not negating their feelings. Don’t tell him to just “get over it.” Allow your child to own his very real feelings about the situation.
- Be open to hearing about your child’s feelings. Take any opportunity that presents itself to invite your child to talk to you, but don’t force her if she isn’t ready to talk about it.