It started at 3 year old kindy. The teacher started suggesting my child would benefit by repeating. Now our kindy offered 2 mornings a week but we could only afford one. I couldn’t see how just 3 hours a week would help, so I went ahead and put her in 4 year old. Almost immediately the pressure was on to get her to do 4 yr old again. At one point the teacher actually told me she was drastically behind the other kids. I suddenly clicked that nearly every other parent had done the latest fad of holding their kids back. My child was being compared to kids nearly a year older – of course she was going to seem behind! All the self doubts and worries vanished. I went ahead and enrolled her at primary school and sure enough she is absolutely flourishing. So before you accept advice about your child – listen to your own instinct first!
Posted by katelt, 27th February 2016