Paige - posted on 05/14/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son will be 4 in August but the cut off where we live for kindergarten is before his birthday thus he'd have to wait until he was 6 to start kindergarten. I know from teaching experience that sometimes letting children start at 6yrs is fine but I think my son would be very bored. He is already reading books that kids have to read in the 2nd grade, he's math skills are equal to that of a 1st grader, he has no trouble socializing with older kids, and just seems ready to start real school (not to say that prek is not real school) Alot of people tell me to enroll him in private school but we just don't have the income to do something like that (I really wanted too). I'm not sure what to do. Should I wait and see how he performs or should I really push to get him in early? Any thoughts?