How Kids Deal with Change

Have you ever been in a restaurant and seen that look of panic on a child’s face? You know, the one where they notice that the waiter is carrying mac and cheese that is a different color than the out-of-a-box orange powder kind they eat at home? The panic you’re seeing, it’s the inherent fear of change. As humans, we are averse to change. But here’s the thing: change is a necessary part of life.

We as Christians are called to grow in God’s call for our lives. Is your daughter experiencing a season of change right now? Maybe it’s starting at a new school or the birth of a younger sibling. How is your daughter coping?

Teaching your daughter how to accept change starts with one simple step: regularly pushing her out of her comfort zone little by little. Instilling a heart of resiliency and flexibility in your daughter through subtle challenges will prepare her for the inevitable change that life is bringing.

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American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.