Sandra - posted on 03/28/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hello my sons birthday is in the middle of June and we decided to redshirt him in kindergarten for a number of reasons. We wanted him to be the oldest so he doesn't risk falling behind. We wanted him to be a leader in his class (but he was nowhere near a leader) and we wanted him to have an extra year to mature. Many moms told me to redshirt him, and my husband also has a June birthday and I have A Nov. birthday and we are both redshirted, and were both glad our parent did. Many of the moms I've talked to say they regret not redshirting, but are glad they redshirted.
Now my son is in 14 and in 8th grade. He is very angry at me for redshirting him, asking why he isn't in high school. He hasn't slept well for a few nights, hates school and he's extremely resentful of me for redshirting him and this has been going on a little more than a month. His performance is declining and he constantly says "I want to be in high school" "I wish I was in high school", etc. What do I do?