Decision on when to send boy/girl twins to school??

Alyson - posted on 08/18/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My darlings will be 4 in January so of course when its time to send them to school they will be 5 or do I hold them back until they are 6?? My dilemma is I think my little girl will cope at school at 5 but I doubt my boy will ( yes boys are definately slower) - I don't think I wont to separate them cause they are good mates! I could hold her back until they are 6 but.....
I don't want to send them at 5 then have one of them repeat oh so hard ! Hubby says sned them at 5 !
Suggestions???

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Nicole - posted on 08/31/2010

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Well i teach pre-k at a school, I think you should send them at 5 to kindergarten, or even now to pre-k. Pre-k the new kindergarten and by the time children get to kindergarten a lot is expected of them. holding them back from starting school is not a good idea, as long as you work with them at home to give them extra support they should do fine.

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They aren't even 4 yet, right? That's still almost a year and a half left of maturing to wait for. They both may be totally ready when they are 5.5, so why don't you wait until their 5th bday to even start thinking about it. ;)

Katie - posted on 08/30/2010

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I had the same situation with mine. I sent mine at 5. They both did great. I chose to do half day but I realize that is not offered every where but it worked great for me. Be careful about the school helping decide. Good luck with your decision. You and your hubby know them best.

Stacey - posted on 08/19/2010

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I like the idea of talking to the school and getting their input. But also remember to listen to your mommy instincts. Mommy insticts are usually right - if you really don't think he's ready then maybe you're right and I agree, you definitely do not want to separate them. I also agree with pp - a good pre-school may be a great compromise and will really get him more ready.

Jessica - posted on 08/18/2010

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You would be surprised how quickly boys can catch up. I think sending them at 5 is better so as to encourage their development. The younger kids are, the better they absorb information. But another thing to consider is sending them to a good preschool at 4, and if one of them is stuggling when they turn 5, then have them do another year of preschool and enroll them in kindergarten at age 6.

Amanda - posted on 08/18/2010

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The best thing for you to do I think is talk with the school board and the principal of the school that they will have to attend and sit down and discuss the problem at hand that they have. I know where I live they have to go to kindergartin at age 5 no way around it unless you home school them.

Jessica - posted on 08/18/2010

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I'd wait until they are 6. i was sent to school when i was 6 and i loved being older than everyone! plus its better to be safe rather than worry about them falling behind :)

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