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My son repeated grade 1 they tested him gave me the choice to repeat I really regret making him repeat he didn’t do much better with his work in the repeat year I think he got bored ,All his friends moved up a class he now has to compete with kids 1 year level higher on sports days I’ve spoken to his teacher from the repeat year since and she said that she agreed repeating was not the best our school has to give you the option but thinks repeating isn’t such a good idea might be ok for some kids but I really think I made the wrong choice and wish I hadn’t :)


Posted by jody, 2nd May 2013


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  • I am sorry that this option did not work for you… I don’t like the idea of repeating but probably prefer the idea of a child starting schooling a bit later… it is a balance however because some kids are ready for school way earlier than others. Wishing you all the best for future education choices.

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  • Hope your son is managing well at school and things have improved for him. :)

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  • Don’t be too hard on yourself; it is difficult; especially when you follow the advice of professionals.

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  • It can be so hard to know what to do sometimes.

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  • I think don’t to early ages put kids to schools, it can make them a bit slower to follow lesson in the schools or easy to get bored.

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  • at this age i dont think it would matter if he repeated

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