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robyn12345 Mon 12-Sep-16 13:25:48

So my son just started primary school. The majority of his nursery class have moved to a different primary school... And all he keeps saying is he misses his old friends.. Its breaking my heart. There was various reasons why we chose this school over the other. Its a fab school! Is this just normal adjustment.. Hes normally such a loud happy bubbly boy and he just seems so unconfident and sad right now.

smellyboot Mon 12-Sep-16 22:49:56

Give it a coupe, of weeks and all will be fine. Can be hard if lots come from the school nursery and know each other etc. by 1/2 term it will be a memory

paxillin Mon 12-Sep-16 22:53:29

They'll be mostly forgotten come Christmas.

NoMudNoLotus Mon 12-Sep-16 22:54:12

It will pass.

MrsMargoLeadbetter Mon 12-Sep-16 22:56:38

Can you organise playdates etc?

We went out to dinner tonight with DS' best mate from nursery. They are 8 and still good mates. They have made friends at school but it is also nice to have other friends.

CheeseAtFourpence Mon 12-Sep-16 22:58:34

We had that for a week or so and then new friends made. In fact when we bump into them know she's just not that interested - fickle child!

Blondieblondie Mon 12-Sep-16 22:59:27

My son went to a different school from his nursery friends and he said the same sort of things for a while. But he did make new friends, I promise! He never forgot his nursery days though. He's 11 now and would go back to age three at nursery in a heartbeat, I reckon. And that makes me smile. I'd go back to those days too! Are there any clubs or anything you can take him to that he might be able to meet up with them occasionally?

redcaryellowcar Mon 12-Sep-16 23:11:55

I was talking with a friend today, she has a girl and a boy, and says the boy always takes a couple of weeks to adjust to new teacher, class, classroom whereas her girl is much more straightforward and accepting of change. It'll probably settle in a couple of weeks.

MiaowTheCat Tue 13-Sep-16 07:34:57

DD1's gone to a different school to most of her nursery bunch - we knew this from making nursery choices though that the nursery feeds into a bonkers number of different schools... we've had a few elements of missing X or Y - but generally she's run into half the known universe down the park or soft play anyway.

I've just been going down the smile and be positive line (and missing certain nursery personalities is definitely positive!) and she seems to be settling down OK - by about the end of this month they'll all have been each other's friends forever anyway.

MilkRunningOutAgain Tue 13-Sep-16 08:58:11

My DD is in yr 6 and still talks about missing 1 friend from nursery a lot (generally when she is cross with her current set of friends). She really did miss her for the first year at school, but I'm afraid this issue will crop up from time to time and can't be avoided, another close friend emigrated with her family a couple of years ago. Be positive and where possible see nursery friends from time to time.

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