How to help manage changes in your child’s life

Find out how to help your child adjust to changes like moving school, going to college or starting work

How change can feel

Everyone needs to adjust to changes throughout life. Change causes a mix of emotions, from excitement to anxiety.

Your child may experience this when:

  • starting school
  • changing classes
  • moving from primary to secondary school
  • leaving school to start work, college or university

We call these transitions.

How to plan for a transition

People that support your child should work with you to put plans in place ahead of any transition. This can help the changes to be as smooth and positive as possible.

Find more information and tips for smooth transitions:

Families InFocus website

SENDIASS website