Crissy - posted on 06/07/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )
Have any of you had your child held back in Kindergarten?? My daughter has been held back, a decisions made by both her teacher and my husband and I because she is a considerable amount behind on her reading and writing. I'm very proud of her and the progress she has made since the beginning of the year. I told her doing Kindergarten again is not a bad thing at all it just means she has more time to study and practice. Her teacher used to be a first grade teacher and felt that if she promoted her that Darlene may struggle and we want her to enjoy school not struggle with it so after looking over everything we agreed on her repeating. My sister repeated and went on to do great things in school. I've had quite a few mean hearted comments from other parents, mostly understanding, but a few mean. My daughter has heard a few of these mean hearted things and understood some of them. I keep telling her she's very smart and I'm very proud of her and we practice on our own everyday. I just don't know what to do about these mean parents. Some of them have said things directly to her, what did/would you do?? I almost slapped one the other day but I took a breath grabbed my daughters hand, told the lady I'm proud of my daughters accomplishments and walked away.