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Old 01-30-2009, 08:14 PM   #15
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Re: Should my DD start school??

Really depends on your one here knows her so we don't know what will work for her. In California they have people who do readiness testing which is a pretty good indicator. I think readiness is more about maturity than academics. My twins and my nephew are 6 weeks apart. They all went to preschool. Me and my SIL struggled with putting them in. We did (Sept. and Nov. b-days with a cut-off date of Dec. 2nd). The twins who are very good in social settings did very well and continue to do well in 1st grade this year. My nephew who isn't so well behaved and doesn't interact with other well was recommended to be held back. My SIL chose to send him ahead and he is still having issues.

Birthday isn't even 90% of what determines if a kid is ready.
Sean (11-9-02) Lindsey (11-9-02) and Katelyn (7-5-05)
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