So every time the time changes here there are many posts on TB (and GBCN now) about people freaking out over the time change. My thought is, it is only one hour, it is no big deal. They must never travel out of their time zone if they are worried about one hour.
I guess it probably does depend on the kid a little but so far DD has not had any problems adjusting to the time changes. Our most common one is the 2 hour difference when we go to the East Coast, but even when we go to Europe it has not been a big deal.
When we go to the East Coast there really isn't much adjusting in either direction.
When we go to Europe she usually adjusts right away and is on her normal schedule. Coming back (8 hour difference) she is usually a little off for 3-4 mornings but that's it. Last year she would be up from 3-5 then go back to sleep til 7. She did this for 3 days and then was back to normal. This last time she was up from 3-5 the first morning then went back to sleep until 730. The next 2 mornings she was up at 530-545 (she is usually up around 615-630) and after that she was back to her normal schedule (she would go to bed at her normal time and nap at her normal time, just her getting up time was a little off).
So how do your kids adjust to the time changes when you travel? I am glad I have a kid that seems to adjust well without too much problem but it seems like worrying about the one hour difference every six months is just silly and shouldn't be that big of a deal. Sure, your kid maybe a little off for a few days but I wouldn't think it would be anything to stress over.
I guess some kids are very much into a strict routine and have a hard time deviating from that. Then I wonder if this is really innate or a taught behavior (or a combination of both?). I wouldn't have a clue because I only have one kid so I have nothing to compare it too. DD has always been on the go since she was a few days old (not just travel but at home as well) so I don't know if that helped her be a flexible travel baby along with probably being a relatively easy going kid.
That said, I do remember my mom complaining about the one hour time change for several weeks and I thought that was crazy too. I think with her it is just a mindset. She still converts everything to guilders after like 12+ years of using the Euro.