Harbor Psychological Clilent Target:

Family Transitions

Typical family transitions may include: A couple relationship becoming more committed The birth/adoption of a child A child starting childcare/primary/secondary school (ask any parent sending their child off on the first day of school) A child becoming an adolescent Work/career/school changes for any member of the family A child getting a driver’s license A child leaving home (first and last child in particular) Adult children becoming more committed in relationships with significant partners Parent/s retiring from work The birth of grandchildren The death of parent/s, grandparent/s, and other significant family members There are unique family transitions and they may include: Parental separation Parents establishing new relationships Illness Unexpected death Financial difficulties Onset of mental illness