Crystle - posted on 07/13/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
I have been so stress about this decision and keep going back and forth on it. I want to do what's best for my son and need some suggestions! My sons Birthday is August 10 and my state law in il is that they have to be 5 before sept 1 to go into kindergarten. When my son was in pre k this previous year he struggled I the beginning, the teacher said that he was always the last to finish projects, always needed help with projects, and had to keep repeating instructions to him. At the end of school year I had a parent teacher conference she said that he was doing better, she can see more confidence in him and was getting the hang of things. She also recommended that he should repeat pre k since his birthday is late and it would benefit him in the long run. Now I'm second guessing holding him back because I'm not sure I'm making the right decision. I feel that maybe the reason he struggled in the beginning of pre k because that was his first year in preschool and he eventually caught up. I also think what if he really isn't ready for kindergarten and I do not want him to repeat kindergarten again. I am just so conflicted with this decision I would love some feedback. In my gut it says to hold him back I feel academically he is there (still needs some work on some areas) but also emotionally and maturity he is not ready.