My daughter is 5 and she will be 6 in May. She is behind because she had hearing and vision problems. Now that these issues are corrected... she is having trouble fitting in with kids her age. Usually at school she just plays with adults. I take her to places with kids to play with all the time. She has older siblings, is active at church, goes to dance classes, and goes to the YMCA with me. She doesn't know how to interact on her own and kids end up thinking she is strange. Sometimes she prefers playing with toddlers because they don't judge. This is breaking my heart.
Answer by gemgem at 10:33 AM on Jan. 22, 2009
Well in kindergarten they don't just play. How are her other skills? Yes I think that may be a good reason to keep her back. It won't hurt if you do but may hurt her more if you have her go into the 1st.
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Answer by Dannee at 10:34 AM on Jan. 22, 2009
If she is passing all her school work. (Passing Education wise), they should let her go to 1st grade. The way she interacts with her pears, shouldn't stop her from passing.
Answer by louise2 at 10:35 AM on Jan. 22, 2009
If she's really not socially or emotionally ready to move on, staying back could be a big benefit to her. By being kept back, the other children in her class will be a bit less mature than she is and that could possibly help them to be less judging of her which in turn would give her a chance to gain some self confidence. There's nothing wrong with being held back, if that is what's best for your daughter, I'd do it. Best wishes to you.
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 10:38 AM on Jan. 22, 2009
Just have you and your dh go to the school and talk to the teacher, the counselor and talk to them about this, that is what they tried to do with my son he had a speech problem but it went away and so will your daughter's (what she is going through) she is still developing in her own pace. she is fine. They said my son was not meeting kindergarten expectations...that made me so mad IÂ mean they are only 5 yrs. old. School now a days expect alot from a 5 yr. old they want them to know alot like a 1st. grader before they are even there. If you want her to repeat kindergarten that is up to you if not you better do alot of complaining do just settle for this.
Answer by Butterfly1108 at 10:46 AM on Jan. 22, 2009
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