There are a variety of transitions that can impact you, your children and your entire system.  Sometimes as parents it is difficult to remember how big of an impact change has on children and adolescents.  Types of transitions:

  • changing schools
  • change of friends
  • divorce/separation
  • grief and loss
  • illness of a loved one
  • loss of hobbies/interests
  • loss of job/career
  • loss of a pet
  • moving
  • new hobbies/interests
  • new job/career
  • one child graduates

Symptoms that a family member is having a difficult time with transition:

  • anger
  • change in appearance
  • change in peer group
  • character shift
  • drug use
  • irritability
  • isolation
  • reckless behaviour
  • sadness
  • sneaky behaviour