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Old 02-08-2013, 03:45 PM   #20
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Re: Summer b-days and kindergarten

Originally Posted by SaraElise View Post
I was a K teacher, and if you have a doubt, wait. You will know if your child is ready, if you are not sure, they probably aren't and I have never heard anyone say that the regretted waiting a year, though lots of people regret sending them early.

Boys especially have a harder time going early. And I think that social and emotional development are WAY more important when it comes to starting school and academic development. They will pick up on what they are learning at school, but if they are emotionally struggling? The whole thing will be much harder on them.

people are always like, oh my kid is a genius so I sent them early. But they are so not ready socially and it is so hard on them and the rest of the students
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