Ok my 7 yr. old is in 1st grade, and he has an IEP at school, his teacher wants to hold him back in 1st grade again. Im not sure if its a good idea. He is not small for his age, he is about the same size as almost all the other kids. My oldest son was held back in 1st grade and I think that when schools want to hold kids back they need to also think about more than the academics and think about the mental and emotional state of the child and what kind of mental and emotional state the child will be in after holding the child back. I dont think that he to behind to be held back, or to small for his age. I need your advice Im not sure what I want to do???
Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:41 AM on Apr. 13, 2011
Kids are not held back because of their size. If he is not up to par on academics and keeps moving forward that will only put him farther behind. If he has not met academic expectations for first grade then he should not be put ahead to second grade.
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