I am having anxiety about my daughter starting kindergarten ... She will turn 5 on July 27th .. the cut off date is Aug 1st.... from what i have read the only requirments is that she has to be of age by that date ( we live in ohio) and even though they recomend them waiting until the following year if their birthday is of the summer months ( but not required to wait ) ....
My daughter is smart, she talks very well and to sit and talk to her you would think you were talking to a 7 year old.... she is just now learning her letters and she knows what letters are which... but she cannot write them ( some she can but usually you cannot tell what they are), she can count to 20 but she only knows what some of the numbers look like ( like if I would show her pictures she wouldnt know which are which besides maybe 5 or 6 of them) ......
Also she is completly potty trained and has been since she was 2 ( with no accidents) .... but she can never pull her pants up right ( she hardly ever pulls her underwear up right) and she cant fasten jeans......
I think we should wait another year before we start her... and send her to preschool 3 days week for now....because she has also never been a day without me, and I think that is going to be a huge thing ( for both of us) .......but of course my husband is a huge ass and wont even listen to me ( he says she will be "behind for her age if we wait" )
I also think of things like... if we waited until next year our son will be a grade under her and i think that would be better to keep them close in school because for field trips and stuff ( they usually pair up the two grades for field trips) ..not to mention two of my friends who have kids her age ( and they have grown up together) wont be going until next year ( both of their b-days are after Aug. 1) .... and I think it would be easier for her to go if she knows other kids that are going too....
What do you think ?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:43 PM on Jan. 2, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Honestly, I think that there is still 6-7 months now before you have to decide. At this age, kids change and learn things so fast, that while you may not think she is ready right now, in 4-5 months from now, she may be 100% ready. Is there anyway she could do a preschool program this spring just to get an idea of where she is at and to get use to being without you? I would want until it is closer time for kindergarten registration before making a final decision.
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