My Changing Family: Sentence Completion Worksheet
Worksheet published on November 8th, 2019
Children often struggle to talk about how they feel. They struggle to work through their own emotions to feel okay. When a changing family affects a child, they may act out or shut down. It is important to be mindful of these changes, and to help the child work through their feelings, rather than punishing them or pushing them to be okay with the stress.
About This Worksheet
This is the My Changing Family: Sentence Completion worksheet. This worksheet serves as a guide to help children sort through their feelings about a changing family. The exercise not only helps the child understand what they are feeling, but it also helps parents to understand the child’s grief and concerns, which helps in developing a plan to make the transition as smooth as possible.
This worksheet is best for children up to 10 years old. It is an excellent resource to use in individual therapy and family therapy. It can be instrumental for a successful transition in a changing family.
Have a mental health professional complete this worksheet one on one with the client. It is best to have the parents or family not present, so the child does not feel pressured to silence some of his feelings.
Instruct the child to complete the sentences. If needed, aid them in understanding and answering each sentence. At the bottom or on the back of the page, have the client draw their interpretation of how the family will change.
When the child is finished, review the responses and picture with them. Call in the parents or guardians to review with them as well, in preparation for an easy transition.