Melissa - posted on 02/06/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi all, I need some input. My son is in the thrid grade right now , the problem isn't with the school work,. It is just that he is immature for his age. When he started kindergarden they said he wasn't ready so we put him in a pre-k. he did great. But then, when it came time to decide where to go the next year , the decision was made to put him into first grade, mostly due to the argument , if he was held back , he would be 19 when he graduated.Then they worry he would be less likely to finish school. He has been the "youngest acting" in his class every year since. I feel terrible that he is having to struggle so much. He is smart as a whip , just doesn't want to stop playing yet. His teacher this year mentioned the option of holding him back a year , due to the maturity level. I think it might be the best thing for him, but i want to make sure he knows it isn't because he can't do the work....Input ?