My daughter will be almost 3 if he accepted a job to start this year (fall 2003), or almost 4 if he deferred (fall 2004). We like where we live very much; the jobs he applied for are also places we would like to live. So in many ways it comes down to what would be better for my dd. (And this is all assuming he gets an offer, which is hardly a certainty.)
Is 3 or 4 a better age to move?
My mom then looked up some where (I have no clue where) but she read that at age 3, it is the hardest age for moving and seperations. that they still take very thing personally, and don't quit get why they are being moved.
Now my mom could have just stated all of that because she really didn't want us gone, but that is what I was told. And my ds is 6 now, and he does talk about why we moved and how he wishes we would have stayed.
Good news is that for at least one of the jobs (in Minnesota, actually) we would be moving TO the same city as her grandparents (my parents.) She has one good friend here, but she loves her grandparents and I'd hope that would mitigate things. (?)
I'm sure your dd will be just fine no matter when you move!
Good luck, I agree that your daughter will in all likelihood be fine moving at either age!
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