Effectively Navigating Change
Communication is an important part of managing changes. If everyone knows as much information as possible (and appropriate) they will feel involved and have some sense of control. Lack of control is something that makes changes difficult therefore identifying the things that are in our control can be empowering.
Whether you are a child or adult, it is okay to express how difficult a change is for you. It not only helps us process our emotions, but also models for children that even though this is uncomfortable, I can use skills to get through this.
Seasons of change may seem long however they do not last forever. Things will settle down and we can resume our lives or begin adjusting to our new normal. Whether it is an expected or unexpected changed take a moment to reflect on what has changed and what these changes mean for you.