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Elica1016

Moving away

We recently moved towns and my 13year old daughter has really struggled with this. She keeps telling me she wants to move home(back to the old town) and that she misses all her friends. I have made sure that we still go back and see her friends every odd weekend however I am finding this is making things worse. I listened to what she wanted to help her adapt into our new home school/work and gave her what she felt she needed but I'm left in tears thinking I did the wrong thing moving. Help
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Andrea-RO

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Hey @Elica1016, moving towns is always going to be difficult, and I can really understand why you'd be feeling so uncomfortable and anxious about your daughter making friends and feeling happy or content in her surroundings. I think it's not a bad idea for her to keep seeing her old friends, but it might also be a good idea to encourage her to make new friends. Maybe it could be a good idea to check in with her and ask if there is any extracurricular activities that she's interested in, or maybe you could take a look and see if there are any youth community programs in your area? This might not just help distract her and provide her a place to make friends, but it will also be something to anchor her to her new town.