How do I explain to my daughter that she is going to have to repeat kindergarten?

Jeanne - posted on 04/16/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi, I'm a mother of twins, a boy and a girl. They are currently in kindergarten. They are 5 1/2 yrs old. My son has been in school since he was two. He was dx with autism at that age. He is very intelligent and will be moving onto first grade. My daughter on the other hand has been struggling through this year and her teacher has met with my husband and myself a few times to discuss this. We have another meeting Monday and I'm prepared for the worst. ( she's going to tell us that it's a good idea to keep her back). She has told us that my daughter has been struggling with mastering kindergarten standards. I'm writing to all of you cause this breaks my heart... How do I explain to her that she has to repeat kindergarten but, her brother is going to first grade?? If anyone has any good suggestions, I am open to hear them... Thanks


Raye - posted on 04/17/2015




Just try to explain to her that it doesn't mean she's less intelligent. Her brother seems to have had other experiences that helped him out a little. It means she has to really focus and try her very best and maybe one day she will catch up to him. Tell her it's a good thing because if they were in the same grade, people would be comparing them all the time, and now they can each get more individual attention and grow to be their own person instead of always being so-and-so's twin.

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