by Christine Adams. Change is not always bad. But when the change is the result of a death in the family, a break-up, a move away from one’s home and friends, it can be hard to see it as anything but a negative. Most important for teens to realize when facing such a transition is that a period of adjustment is both expected and necessary and the time required for such an adjustment can only be determined by the one experiencing it. This CareNote offers tips for getting through the transition with grace and strength.