March 15, 2023
Sometimes we find ourselves in the situation of having to decide to change our children’s school, either because the educational institution has not met our expectations, or because we must move, or because of economic problems, among other situations.
But what happens when this change is neither expected nor accepted by our children? Mary Castro, psychologist of our clinic, gives us some recommendations to accompany our children in a correct and effective way during this process of changes for which they must be prepared.
What feelings may be recurring in a child when his/her parents tell him/her that he/she will be changed to a different school?
Feelings that may appear are fear, anger, worry; they may also experience enthusiasm, curiosity, among others.
Everything will depend on the characteristics of the child because there are children who are excited to meet new people and places, but not others; and that will also depend on how parents communicate the change of school and how the child perceives it.
Five recommendations to help our children.
Every change requires a process of adaptation, respecting that each child has their own way of feeling, expressing themselves and their own time. As parents, it is up to us to be empathetic and understanding with them and give them all the support and love they deserve.
Psychologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma