The more unstructured, unusual or unexpected a new transition is the more disorientated along with feelings of anxiety are we likely to experience. How well one individual may cope with a new scenario may be in stark contrast to how another individual tackles the situation. This can depend on the strength and resilience of a individuals character and past experiences. Positive retrospect experiences can help us to explore and tackle the unknown. They can also lay the foundations for encounters yet to come, truly as previous negative scenarios may stay in our memory for many years, both of which can be reignited repeatedly throughout our lifetime.
Our first relationship as a baby help to form the basis on which we have knowledge of the world around us. The merit of this relationship helps us to create the framework for our future values and beliefs.
Children and young adults that experience insecure transitions where an empathy to their needs is not met or understood will encounter challenges with less confidence and face adversity with significant uncertainty. The ability acknowledge and manage a transition is a key part to healthy, happy living and development. Children who have experienced an insecure transition tend to arrive into the education establishment less equipped to manage change than other individuals.
A child or young adult that may have concerns when dealing with a transition in their life may become withdrawn or on the flip side extremely needy. Their behaviour may become totally out of character and they become moody and depressed or signs of strong adverse behavioural issues such as bullying may occur.
As a member of staff in school it is my responsibility as with others to recognise when a child may be struggling to cope with a transition in their life and to act accordingly by representing an outreach...