Hi everyone, I am new to mumsnet and after reading lots of discussions online I decided to join and pick brains with my dilemma.
I'm a single parent of a 10 year old boy, who is about to go into his last year of primary.
I live in Worcestershire, and have wanted to move to the south west for years. Ever since I can remember it has been my dream, I feel an unexplainable pull to the area. Since my son has started school, I have thought about it and even had job interviews at one point, but then haven't gone due to not wanting to move my child from a school he is happy in.
I lost my dad to cancer last year, lost a baby and split up with my fiancé. I have spent the last two months in Cornwall and I want to stay, however my boy doesn't want to move school. He's petrified at the thought, he's a quiet boy and my heart breaks at the thought of him not knowing anyone and being alone/unhappy. I am so torn. I feel like I'm so close to my dream that I don't want to give up but at the same time I don't want to traumatise my son.
If I could find a way of introducing him to others first, the whole thing would click into place with less distress. I am torn.
Has anyone else moved area at this age? Do schools have any kind of initiation process to make it easier? I read online that some schools will introduce you to families before the child starts school, but I think this was in America.....I'm not sure.