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Parenting 101: Tips to make transitions easier for children

Published on Mar 03, 2024 03:09 PM IST
  • From making transitions short and sweet to taking out the mystery, here are a few ways to help kids through transitions.
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Transitions are changes in routine or the time required to move from one activity to another. For children, it can be a difficult thing to do. "Give your child two choices to help them feel more in control & independent such as deciding what order to do things, what song to play in the car, whether to run or skip to school, etc," wrote Psychologist Jazmine McCoy as she explained transition and the difficulties associated with it. She also shared a few tips for parents to make transitions easier for their children.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 03, 2024 03:09 PM IST

Transitions are changes in routine or the time required to move from one activity to another. For children, it can be a difficult thing to do. "Give your child two choices to help them feel more in control & independent such as deciding what order to do things, what song to play in the car, whether to run or skip to school, etc," wrote Psychologist Jazmine McCoy as she explained transition and the difficulties associated with it. She also shared a few tips for parents to make transitions easier for their children.(Pixabay)

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Children like to be in control of their environment – especially when they feel a lot of it is out of their control. Hence, any kind of change can be difficult for them to deal with. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 03, 2024 03:09 PM IST

Children like to be in control of their environment – especially when they feel a lot of it is out of their control. Hence, any kind of change can be difficult for them to deal with. (Unsplash)

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Accepting change and being patient with transitions also require brain development. Self-regulation skills and the concept of time are important to understand transitions. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 03, 2024 03:09 PM IST

Accepting change and being patient with transitions also require brain development. Self-regulation skills and the concept of time are important to understand transitions. (Unsplash)

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Parents should give out the complete information to their children about the day. Taking out the mystery helps them to plan their day and prepare themselves mentally to navigate through changes. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 03, 2024 03:09 PM IST

Parents should give out the complete information to their children about the day. Taking out the mystery helps them to plan their day and prepare themselves mentally to navigate through changes. (Unsplash)

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Transitions are stressful for kids. Hence, as parents, we can give them the emotional support that they need by connecting with them prior to the transitions. (Photo by Phil Nguyen on Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 03, 2024 03:09 PM IST

Transitions are stressful for kids. Hence, as parents, we can give them the emotional support that they need by connecting with them prior to the transitions. (Photo by Phil Nguyen on Pexels)

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Instead of negotiating and over-explaining ourselves, we can make transitions short and sweet. Focusing on bringing more calm energy to the situation and staying prepared can help. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 03, 2024 03:09 PM IST

Instead of negotiating and over-explaining ourselves, we can make transitions short and sweet. Focusing on bringing more calm energy to the situation and staying prepared can help. (Pexels)

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