Impact of Moving on a Child's Life

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There are many children in life who have to move to a new town during their childhood. While there may be those few children that get the privilege of not moving, most others have to move at least once in their child hood. Some children even have to move two, three, and sometimes more. When a child has to move from the town that he grew up in, it has many effects on his or her life. These effects can greatly change a child and it can make a child feel like he doesn’t fit in. It can also make one have a hard time making new friends, especially at a younger age. Although, many times parents do not have much of a choice in the matter, they should really think about these effects on a child before they make the decision to move when their children are still, well, children. Moving as a child, most importantly, disrupts important friendships. When you are a child, friendships are one of the most important things in your life at the time. As a child and even in your teen years you do everything with your friends. You go to school with them, you hang out at the park with them, and you go to the arcade with them. There have been many studies done that shows when a child moves these friendships are more or less broken off and in return it can have a bad impact on their social life. This impact in most cases is negative and just makes life harder for the children. After a child moves and loses all of his friends, they then have the difficult task of finding and making new friends. Although you may still be able to periodically see your old friends, you still have to make new ones too. The process of making new friends can be extremely hard especially when you are just a child. When you are a child this can be very hard for many reasons. One reason is that most children are not very outgoing. Since most children are not outgoing it is a challenge for them to go up to a complete stranger and start up a conversation. Since it is hard for the new children to start up...
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