Not sure if I am posting this in the right section but hope someone can help.
We have been here 6 weeks and although I know it is early days I am so worried about my 6 year old son. He seems so unhappy most of the time. Nothing seems to make him happy, even getting our new puppy made him happy only briefly! In the UK he was a really happy boy with lots of friends and always seemed to make friends really easily when we were out and about. He has always been a sensitive boy and always emotionallly younger than his actual age but never the less normally happy.
He doesnt want to go to playparks here (although when he gets there he always has fun and does make friends), he would rather stay at home and mope about and is really misserable. He is also very clingy when we do go anywhere which is so unlike him normaly. He shouts and screams alot and just seems so unsettled and sad. His behaviour is driving my husband mad and to be honest me sometimes too. My husband hasnt found work yet and I think him being at home prop isnt helping as it is not life as normal.
He did start school 2 weeks before the end of term and never wanted to go in in the mornings although always seemed to have had a good day when I picked him up. Im not sure he has really made any friends at school but again I know that takes time.
My 3 year old is now copying his older brother and im not sure I can deal with 2 unhappy boys!!
I know this is all probably really normal and I have asked him if he likes Australia and he has said he does but I dont know what else I can do to make him happy. I know in time he will prob settle down but I just wanted to hear from anyone else just to put my mind at rest.
We are loving Aus so far and can see this is definitly the place for us but really want my son to be happy! I even asked him if he wanted to go back to the UK (stupid I know, but I was desperate to find out why he was so unhappy!) and he did say no.
Sorry I have gone on but would love some advice or reasurrance from anyone out there who has been in the same situation.