As some of you may know, we are moving to Australia towards the end of the year and this will entail Rowan and Reuben going to school.
Here, Rowan (5) is home educated. We do schooly stuff at home, just me and him and we meet up with other home edders every week. He also does swimming and rock climbing.
Reuben (3) goes to nursery 2 days a week and LOVES it! I have no worries about Reuben.
Rowan went to a preschool and really didn’t like it unless his freind was there, so we decided it wasn’t worth the turmoil for him at such a young age. Home Ed is working really well, but, financially, is not an option over there.
The other night Rowan asked if I would be staying at school with him in Aus and when I said no, he started to worry. To be fair he is unwell at the mo and tends to worry a lot anyway, but I really don’t want this to snowball into something really big. We don’t move until September and they won’t start school till the end of Jan next year. Thats a long time for a worrier to worry!
I know that it won’t be easy for him and I am not sure if they do anything like flexi over there (its hard enough to get it here!), so did/does anyones kids get upset at starting school? How did you deal with it? Any tips?
Maybe he shouldn’t know so early, but we don’t have secrets in our house and it is a main topic of conversation here at the mo!