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Am I crazy for considering this? TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
12th Sep

SO and I are moving soon way up north...like Nunavut or Northwest Territories, north. The community we'd be living in is small, isolated with not much to do. It's 2 years in one spot, and 2 years in another. DS is 15 months and since it's so small and isolated, I fear that there may not be any other kids his age to socialize with :( Do you think that should be a deal breaker, or do you think he'd turn out ok? This is probably really silly to worry about, but I can't stop thinking about it. I fear that on the cold, stormy winter days, he's going to get bored and tbh, I'm not the most creative person when it comes to making up indoor activities :( I want to do what's best for him, and I'm not sure this is it....

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 20034 posts
12th Sep

If the pros outweigh the cons then go.
We live in a teeny tiny town and there aren't many kids, but once the kids got into school, they met more kids.

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45131 posts
12th Sep

Have you looked at the government relocation incentives for moving north?



I'd do it in a heartbeat! Especially while your child is so young.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
12th Sep
Quoting Minion:" If the pros outweigh the cons then go. We live in a teeny tiny town and there aren't many kids, but once the kids got into school, they met more kids."


That's kind of the issue...We'd be out of there before he started school...and depending on where we go, I have no idea if there would even be a school...I'm just so very overwhelmed. Basically, we're going there for the money and experience of northern life...but I don't know if it would be at the cost of DS's social development...kwim?

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
12th Sep
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Have you looked at the government relocation incentives for moving north? I'd do it in a heartbeat! Especially while your child is so young."


SO works for the government, and that's why we're going. The money is WAY too good to turn down. You don't think it would do more harm than good to DS, considering he's an only child? If he wasn't an only child, I'd probably be more ok with it...but I'm not ready to have another one just yet.

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 13000 posts
12th Sep
Quoting TootsMcGoots:" SO works for the government, and that's why we're going. The money is WAY too good to turn down. You ... [snip!] ... an only child? If he wasn't an only child, I'd probably be more ok with it...but I'm not ready to have another one just yet."


I was about to say just have another one!
Is there anyway you can google the town and see what kind of community activities they have for small children?

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45131 posts
12th Sep
Quoting TootsMcGoots:" SO works for the government, and that's why we're going. The money is WAY too good to turn down. You ... [snip!] ... an only child? If he wasn't an only child, I'd probably be more ok with it...but I'm not ready to have another one just yet."


Do you know where you'll be sent? Are there other government employees there?



If so, they'll have programs for you. My friend was in Nunavut for 2 years with her husband and 2 children, they had a ton of resources given to them and waiting for them to make their adjustment easier.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
12th Sep
Quoting ♥ Mrs. S ♥:" I was about to say just have another one! Is there anyway you can google the town and see what kind of community activities they have for small children?"


I've tried, but not much comes up for family activities...it mainly focuses on lifestyles up there...ie, hunting is HUGE, fishing, trapping...etc., is most of the information I get back from Googling. There are so many communities that we can choose from, it's overwhelming. I've tried talking to a few people that have lived there, but some of them either don't have kids, or have multiple kids that have each other, or have itty bitty kids...so we have to pick one community out of like, 15 and hope it's the best place for us...gah!

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
12th Sep
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Do you know where you'll be sent? Are there other government employees there? If so, they'll have ... [snip!] ... her husband and 2 children, they had a ton of resources given to them and waiting for them to make their adjustment easier."


We don't have a specific location yet. Basically, SO tells the man (or woman) in charge of relocation, what areas he would consider going to, and if any of them are available, that's where we will most likely end up. SO works for the RCMP, so where ever we end up, there will be at least 1 other member in the same community. That's really all I know.