I had my daughter repeat 1st grade because she is a September 30 birthday and because she was struggling somewhat with reading and math. I didn't think it would be good for her to be the youngest in her class and always working so hard to catch up.
My problem is that now she is unhappy. She doesn't like her new class and she misses her friends. She has also caught up with her reading and math and says that she is bored and everything is easy.
I am glad that she is in the top of her class but I do not like to see an otherwise happy go lucky child be so unhappy that she is being left behind by her friends.
Answer by BlueSaphire at 4:47 PM on Dec. 6, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 5:04 PM on Dec. 6, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on Dec. 6, 2008
Maybe you can convince her that it's a good thing to be the oldest. She can help others, especially since she understands everything so well now. She can be the leader.
Answer by Pnukey at 12:34 AM on Dec. 7, 2008