Re: Kindgarten question - esp for moms with kids near cutoff date
My daughter is 24 days past the cutoff. We go to a private school, so the decision (burden) was totally ours whether to push her ahead or hold her to the cutoff. We started putting her in the class ahead when she was in pre-kindergarten, but we decided to have her "repeat the grade" to hold her to the cutoff. It was one of the best parenting decisions we ever made.
She has always been top of her class academically, but being the oldest in a class is much easier socially than being the youngest. I've heard with boys this is even more true.
At first I thought we failed her and she would get bored in school because she is so bright. This has not proven to be the case at all. She is a natural leader and loves being among the oldests in (now) 3rd grade.
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