Anika - posted on 09/13/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )
My husband recently asked me what I would want if my daughter's school suggested we skipped her forward a year. His business partner has just had this happen and it turns out that whilst he thought it was a good idea, his wife was dead against it.
I said it depended on my child's temperament and personality at the time. If she is quite socially outgoing and mature then possibly yes. But if she was shy or immature, then no. My husband agreed. My MIL was skipped ahead and hated it, so she wouldn't let my husband be skipped ahead but then she changed her mind for my BIL and it seemed to work ok for him.
What do you think? Would you skip your child a year ahead at school? Do you think those children are socially disadvantaged or it has no impact?