Changing schools at age 10

Helen - posted on 11/03/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )




We moved house during the summer break to a completely new area. My eldest son is 10 and has had to settle into a new place, with a new house, and no friends at all.
I am so proud of him. He has never once complained about it, and has almost immediately begun to receive invitations to other kids' houses after school to play. Such a tricky age, as he had his own 'status' in the classroom at the old school, where he had been for 6 years.

My youngest is 3 and also had to change nursery. The nursery is luckily very close to the school, so we all walk together. He has never once said he doesn't want to go - testament I think to the excellent friendly staff who have ushered him into their little nest of fun!

I love them both so much - check them out at this link where their Lifelines are both stored. The site is free, you just need to register to view.

I take a photo on the first day of every school term, then store them back to back! It's a fantastic way to look back at the growth and development of your babies from kindergarten/nursery to high school, and beyond!

I've been recording my boys' lives on this website from birth actually, and I can save all his school work on there, his football matches, birthday parties etc. It's my legacy to them for later years.


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Angie - posted on 11/03/2010




My son changed schools at 6, 7, 10, and 15. He didn't have trouble with any of these changes except that last one. I'm glad you son bounced back quickly!

Desiree - posted on 11/03/2010




Changing school can be trumatic, but it seems as though your son is a well adjusted individual who isn't reliant on whether or not other people like him or not. You should ne very proud as a mom. I know I would be. When I change my childrens school I went through 2 years of hell because my son struggles with change and things where changing so fast around him. (he changed schools his grandfather, grandmother (paternal) and Great grandmother passed with in 18 months) so yes you should be very proud that your children are so well adjusted and can cope with major changes so well.

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