We adopted our beautiful 7 year old son last May, so he's been with us 9 months. It was a domestic adoption and he came directly to us from his "first parents." He was a victim of neglect and was very malnourished when he came to us. He had also been "homeschooled" for most of his K and 1st grade, so he didn't have much interaction with kids his own age. He is in the 2nd grade at my school where I teach, and he is a different child since August. He is confident, happy, and is passing or exceeding in all subjects. However, he still is socially "immature" and acts like a 1st grader. His teacher is concerned about this and has mentioned retaining him. I feel it would do more damage than good to hold him back because he's less mature.
What are your thoughts?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:47 PM on Feb. 3, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on Feb. 3, 2010
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 2:52 PM on Feb. 3, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 2:55 PM on Feb. 3, 2010
Answer by riotgrrl at 2:55 PM on Feb. 3, 2010
I agree with the first poster. The reason we send our children to school is for an education. If his education matches those of his classmates then there is no reason to hold him back. I thought school's were against holding children back because it's not good for their self-esteem.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:59 PM on Feb. 3, 2010
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:10 PM on Feb. 3, 2010
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