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Old 07-10-2008, 09:31 AM
 
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We've been trying to secure jobs so that we can move out of New England and down south. We've been wanting to do this for about 3 years now. The problem is now, my oldest is going into his senior year of HS. So any move we make before June 09 will result in one of us staying here with him and probably the other one (who finds the job) going to the new location with the other two. My middle is starting HS this fall and it's probably the ideal time to make a change. I worry if we wait another year, that he'll be too entrenched in HS and have a tougher time of it. Our youngest is still in elementary school but I think it will be hardest for her!
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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We are moving as well with 4 kids still at home. We have a 15 year old son he started High school this last year and will be in 10th grade. He is the kind of kid who has a few friend rather than many. He went to a really small high school and I;m concerned about that. He makes friends but is quite in school. I know it is hard for him, I would have had a hard time. When kids get this age you just worry period. I have three older than him all on there own. They stayed out of trouble made nice friend but I was there keeping an eye on them. I want to find a church and Like another poster said we are going from North to South. I think in the end he will be okay. My older two in school I'm not too concerned with they are both going into 1st and at that age they make friends easy.
North to South is a BIG transition especially for tweens! But in less than a year, ours managed fine and dandy. Provide the opportunity to keep in touch with the friends they left behind...phone, e-mail, text messaging, IM, etc. On their own, they will disengage, as they cannot be there on a blow-by-blow basis. A year ago my daughter who was 12 when we moved vowed she would never lose touch with her northern friends. Now, if and when she does, she could not even relate to their goings-on. She's had 3 schools in one year, in three states, so now she has a plethora of "interstate" friends she's boasts about. My son who had one best friend BFF up north was the one we were worried about. Being the shy one of the two, we thought he would flip. But the new friends and adventures plus a bigger house and more neighborhood kids than they ever were exposed to up north made up for all that and they both have adjusted quite well.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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I noticed there was posts from March on from people moving like the woman who was moving from Minn. to Las Vegas how did these moves work out? I am looking to move Junior, Freshman and 7th Special Ed DHH have your children ajusted o.k. and are there things we should expect or look out for? Thanks.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:01 PM
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We are moving our 12 year old this summer. She will be starting 7th grade next year. What I'm mostly worried about is she will be going from a tiny, tiny private school to a public school that is 10 times larger. She is excited though, so I try not to worry. I also tell her that if she is uncomfortable or anything to let us know and we will find a private school for her. She wants to go to a big school to see how it is there and meet different types of people, but I am uncomfortable, I just can't imagine how it may feel to go from a school of 100 to a school of 1200. Also, more conflict, there are no trouble makers at her school now. But at the end of the day, I am the one more worried than she, which is a good thing.
Hi there. I saw your post and wondering how your daughter did. We are looking nto moving with a 11 year old and she is in a private school here in Baton Rouge and we are moving to Palm City Florida, and shes excited aand I am scared. What if this and what if that....what if the kids are all mean to her? I just et newvous for her, even though she is well liked and outgoing in her school now, how did your gal do? Thanks
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:27 PM
 
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Hi there. I saw your post and wondering how your daughter did. We are looking nto moving with a 11 year old and she is in a private school here in Baton Rouge and we are moving to Palm City Florida, and shes excited aand I am scared. What if this and what if that....what if the kids are all mean to her? I just et newvous for her, even though she is well liked and outgoing in her school now, how did your gal do? Thanks
We have moved twice since this thread started. My son had a horrible time the first move adjusting. He was bullied very badly his first year, came home crying all the time asking what was wrong with him. It broke my heart. Finally he settled in. Luckily my daughter had no problem adjusting. They were 8 and 6 at the time.

This past year we moved again and both kids have thrived. I think slot has to depend on the school and children they are surrounded by.
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