I’m going to cut to the chase in this post! There are three key ways you can support your child when moving home.
Place attachment is connected to object attachment for children, and for adults. Have you ever moved home as an adult with dreams of creating an entirely new home but then have recreated, often subconsciously, exactly the same set up in your new place as your old place? That’s place and object attachment. And it is bringing your ‘home’ to your new space. Reassuring children that they will still have the furniture, objects and possessions that are important to them is helpful. If they will not be having any/many of these things in their new home (because of your moving circumstances), you can reassure them by talking about the things that will be staying the same – like the people they are moving with, or particular toys.