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Looking for advice regarding my 10 year old son. We moved about 10 months ago in the summer of 2009. My son was just about to enter the 4th grade. He was very popular at his old school, always happy, had a best friend in our old neighborhood, active in sports, etc...
He started a new school in September of 09', and he has not adjusted very well. He has not made any attachments to other boys, he is always complaining about kids making fun of him, and is just "sad."
We have met with school administrators and his teachers who have been very supportive, and encouraging. They have tried to engage him, and he is also doing very well academically. He is not being bullied.
He continues to play sports, and is happy when doing so. He does get to see his old friends from the previous neighborhood, and looks forward to this.
But, he comes home everyday, I mean everyday from school very upset, almost crying, saying that he wants to go back to his old school. He is miserable, he hates it, and is very sad, almost all of the time.
He can go back to his old school, this is an option for us through schools of choice, I would just have to drive him, no problem.
Should I give in? Should I let him finish out the school year here at the new school, but go back to his old school next September? I feel like I would not be setting a good example by, "giving up."
But obviously I want him to be happy, I would do anything for my child. I just want him to be happy and to be the boy I used to know, I am very frustrated......Anybody have any suggestions?