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    I'm after some opinions and advice please...

    DH and I have decided to move from Sydney to Brisbane for a better life and to be closer to my family. We have a DS who is in Kindy this year.

    we were thinking f heading up this Christmas but it's only 5 months away and we simply won't be ready in time (selling up etc). So we have decided to move up next Christmas. Moving at Christmas is more for our DS meaning we move at the end of the school year.

    Thing is, I don't really want to wait another year and a half. Not only that both DS and I have found this first year of school hard to transition. DS has mild ADHD and while he had wonderful friends in daycare it's been hard to make friends in big school. DS is always friendly and wanting to be friends and the other kids don't seem interested. DS is always bugging me to have play dates but I can't get to know the other mums enough to arrange anything. They all know each other but only smile at me. It doesn't help that I work full time and so does DH.

    where we want to move to in Brisbane is a small town and we want to buy property. DH will work from home so can be more involved with taking DS to school etc. we will be close to my parents as well. Also, I'm not sure if I'm over romantasising but I feel like things like play dates etc would be more easier in a smaller town rather than a big city where everyone seems to busy for us.

    So what do you think? Is moving towns and schools mid year with a 6 year old worth it for these reasons?

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    Yes, the younger the better I think as their isn't really any formed friendships at age 6. I just moved my 9 and 7 yr old mid year with no problems as they were keen to go to a school closer to home. I was worried about new friends but this is their 2nd week and so far so good

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    Thanks Ozeymum

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    My DD's friend just moved interstate at the every end of last term, and there is a new boy in her class Kids move mid year all the time, I wouldn't wait.

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    Thanks Party of Three! I'm kinda thinking of throwing a puppy in the mix to sweeten the deal DS would do anything for a puppy!

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    As a kid I would have done anything for a puppy too!

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    yep I would do it mid year rather than wait another 18 months


    kids move schools all the time, and if he hasnt formed close bonds there yet, sooner is better

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    Thanks KatiesMum! I haven't made any bonds at the school either and now I know we aren't staying I'm less inclined to put myself out there (especially for no reward)!

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    it certainly can be hard to settle in. (for both of you )

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    We just moved DD2 to a new school this week. It's not been easy but she's doing really well. She's 5 and a half. The other way we looked at it was most of the kids are well settled by the start of semester 2 so if she gets upset she gets a lot of help from the teachers aide as she's only got DD2 to focus on and not 6 or 7 crying kids, IYKWIM? Also she's settling a lot more quickly I believe as most of the kids are happy and secure so she isn't feeding off tension from other unsettled kids.

    Go for it!

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