Kim - posted on 08/06/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
My son starts school in a couple weeks, he didn't pass the first grade because of his reading. Eveything else he does fine in. I agreed to hold him back but now I am regreting it. I feel like a horrible mother that is ruining her sons life. What if the other kids make fun of him or he is phycologicaly effected by being held back when everyone else moves forward. He has a cousin that is the same age but they will no longer be in the same grade. He will always be the oldest kid in his class now and they will all know its because he failed a grade. I feel so bad for him and I feel like I failed as a parent. Anyone else have a child held back?? Did it effect them in a bad way??