ERIC Number: ED403022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Children Cope with Moving: A Practical Resource Guide for "Moving Is Hard." Kids Have Feelings, Too Series. Fearon Teacher Aids. Preschool-3.
Prestine, Joan Singleton
About one in five Americans moves each year, and often children find such moves emotionally difficult. This book is a guide to help adults assist young children (preschool-3) in understanding and dealing with the emotions that arise from moving to a new home. Intended for use with the picture book "Moving Is Hard," this resource provides suggestions and activities for communicating with children, recognizing their feelings, involving them in the move, and helping them adjust to their new home. Individual sections deal with talking about moving; responding to feelings; using the resource guide; saying goodbye to school, friends, and home; understanding denial, fear, withdrawal, loneliness, and anger; and methods for easing the transition to a new school, new friends, and a new home. A section on additional resources lists relevant books for adults and children, as well as the names and addresses of relevant support groups. (EAJ)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Childhood Needs, Coping, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Response, Family Mobility, Life Events, Relocation, Resource Materials, Young Children
Fearon Teacher Aids, 299 Jefferson Road, P.O. Box 480, Parsippany, NJ 07054-0480.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A