Redshirting my son

Maureen - posted on 08/01/2015 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My son won't be 5 until October 12th. My husband and I are struggling to decide if we should hold him back for another year of preschool or have him start Kindergarten. Would love some advice or feedback!

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/03/2015

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/02/2015

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Not to mention, October 12 is a VERY late birthday. Unless your kid is extremely emotionally mature, he will most likely not do well if pushed ahead at this point. Give him another year.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/02/2015

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If you are in the US, it does not matter if your child is ready for school or not. If they are not 5 by Septemeber, they will not let them into Kinder. So, if you are in the US, you can have your son in Pre-K, or just wait until he is eligable for Kinder.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/02/2015

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In our area, if the child is not 5 by September 15, they are not allowed to enter Kindergarten. In Colorado, the date of cutoff is June 15.
Your son will do better if allowed to stay in preschool another year. My youngest didn't start Kindergarten until he was almost 6, due to his birthday being after the September cutoff. He'd have not been ready before then.

Maureen - posted on 08/02/2015

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Thank you for your insight Jodi.. he is an only child and although he is quite bright, he is a immature. . I appreciate your reply thanks again

Jodi - posted on 08/02/2015

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It really depends on the child. Some kids who are the youngest in a year group need that little bit of extra time to be ready for school at a social and emotional level. My step son was one of them, and we kept him back the extra year because he simply wasn't ready for school.

As a high school teacher, I can honestly say I see children come through who are amongst the youngest who probably should have been held back an extra year - yes, you can still see the effects many years later.

I would strongly recommend that if you feel your child is not socially or emotionally at the same level as his peers, an extra year at pre school doesn't hurt.

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