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How can I help my child handle change?

Just like adults, some children are more adaptable to changes and transitions than others. The irony is that although many kids resist changes, almost all kids are good at making them, especially if they have loving families to support them and guide them along. Having a basic foundation of security and consistency within the home helps kids become more flexible and handle the changes that are bound to occur in their world.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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