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Parent Workshop: Settling in to Your New Home

Educational Psychologist Vivienne Scott and Counsellor Ian Moody led this morning's parent workshop about transitions.

  • DCA Transitions Workshop
  • DCA Transitions Workshop
  • DCA Transitions Workshop
  • DCA Transitions Workshop
  • DCA Transitions Workshop
  • DCA Transitions Workshop

Moving to a new country or a new school brings with it many changes and transitions.  While there are many positive opportunities, change inevitably also involves loss, and our reactions are dependent on our individual perspectives, expectations and previous experiences.  What might be a 'breeze' for one person, may feel like a 'cyclone' for another.  While readjusting to life in a new country, we need to maintain a safe base and predictable environment for children.  It is to be expected that both adults and children act in an emotionally and developmentally younger manner when feeling 'full up', and this is when we need to make time for ourselves in order to have the capacity to meet the needs of others.  Routine, structure and consistent boundaries are key, as are positive and resilient role models.  We hope this morning's workshop has given you some ideas of how to talk about and manage reactions to change in your families.

Vivienne Scott                               Ian Moody
Educational Psychologist           Counsellor

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