I am after some advice regarding my son. He is currently 4yo and will be 5yo at the end of September. We had planned for him to start prep next year with his younger brother due to start the year after (he is a December baby). He has two siblings already in school, both were delayed starts to school, however, they had March and May birthdays
Unfortunately, things are not looking to be going as planned. My son had developmental delays as a baby (late to sit, walk, hyper mobility ect). He was late to toilet train and we only managed to do that early this year. Things have taken a big step backwards and he is now having daily poop accidents. His speech is not as good as other children his age nor are his fine motor skills. Today we saw the paed and he thinks he has global development delay and suspects ADHD also (we have a lot of ADHD in our family).
I am so conflicted as to what I should do regarding school. I have no issues delaying a start to school but he is already one of the older children. If I delay him, he will be turning 7yo at the end of the prep year and 19yo in grade 12. I have not come across any other children this old in prep. There are lots of kids turning 6yo but none that I have seen turning 7yo. I would love any advice on what to do? I would also love to hear from anyone that is or was in a similar situation and what you decided to do?