I may not understand why things are changing around me, and it can make me feel overwhelmed. I might cry or get upset, but please know that it’s not because I want to upset you. I’m just trying to make sense of everything. Moving to a new place can be confusing for me. I may not fully understand why we have to leave our familiar home, friends, and school. It’s a big change, and change can be scary for a little kid like me. But I want you to know that my behavior is a part of my development. I’m still learning about myself and the world around me. So when I act out or get upset, it’s because I’m trying to express my feelings and cope with the changes in my own way. 

I know it can be hard for you too. You might have your own worries and stress about the move. But please remember that your response to my behavior can make a big difference for both of us. When you stay calm and patient with me, it helps me feel safe and supported. If you notice that I’m struggling, please take a moment to check in with yourself. Take a deep breath and remember that we’re in this together. By managing your own reactions and taking the time to explain things to me in words I can understand, you’re teaching me that you’ll be here for me during this change.