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Supporting DS through big change(3 Posts)
Our DS has had an awful 3 years until 2016. We've been through hell with him but he's really turned a corner and settled so much. Hubs just got a new job and we looked at where we could live to support him so he didn't have to commute. I'm staying in my current role for now and will take on e drive back to work, longer term I'll look for a position nearer our new home.
We chose a very vibrant city and rented a cool apartment. We move next weekend and after a few days of unhappiness, DS has embraced the move. He's absolutely amazed us as we've been through so much with him that we thought this change would floor him.
So MNers, how do I help him settle? We are going to buy a new TV for him and a PS4 so he's got something to do at home but I want to support him finding friends. Our apartment block has a gym that he can use that he's excited by. Will do what I can to make his room cool (limited by a fairly short rental).
He's 16, he wants to get an apprenticeship so hopefully will have the balance of work and college time so meeting others his age but I'm just wracking my brains to think how else I can make him make the most of this. I'm so crazy proud of him for how he's handling this and want to be the best mom I can be through the change.
Just bumping for you OP, I don't have any advice because my children are still in nappies and I haven't been through anything like it, so sorry I can't be of any help! You sound like a lovely mum and the pride you feel for your DS shines through your post! Hope you get some helpful responses!
Also should read 'help him make the most' lol
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