Moving to a new community can be an exciting but sometimes difficult event for a child and a family, depending on the circumstances For example, different issues are raised if the move is due to a parent\'s promotion rather than divorce, death, or change of family income. Similarly, a child\'s ability to cope is different if the family is in the military and moving is a necessary and repeated part of life compared to a family moving only once.
The logistics of the move also influence a child\'s adjustment; moving across town is far less complicated than a move across the country. For many moving is a positive experience, as it brings the opportunity to develop new friendships, pursue new interests, increase social confidence, and learn important lessons about adapting to change. If parents are positive about the move, children will have an easier time adjusting.