My middle child is in Kindergarten this year. He is one of the youngest or may be the youngest in his class. I have to say that my son is a smart, intelligent young boy but his teacher has expressed concerns about his ability to stay on task. At our last parent teacher conference, she indicated that his inability to stay on task is impacting his performance in the classroom. Knowing that he is comparably younger than his classmates and worried about her concerns, I emailed his teacher to let her know that I do not want this to create a ripple effect on my sons education causing him to fall behind and questioned him repeating kindergarten. My initial thoughts were that this would allow him to be with students closer to his age and development but now may regret suggesting this idea.
Today his teacher called to request a special IAT meeting. NOW SHE HAS ME CONCERNED. This meeting will be with other teachers and school specialists. No parent likes to think that their child may be struggling or labeled with a issue, disability or disorder, etc.
My question is what can I do as a parent to ensure I do what is best for my child? We have been changed activities at home and have focussed on activities to help my son. Like I said he is a bright young boy and I do not want to him to be labeled at such a young age. Any suggestions or advise???
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