Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How do you know if you should hold your child back in the second grade?

She has been struggling since 1st grade and I would hate for her to struggle throughout her academic career.

Answer Question

Asked by WendyGra at 6:30 PM on May. 19, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

Level 1 (2 Credits)
Answers (9)
  • Talk to her teacher about it. They usually are the one to recommend it.

    Answer by Keeely07 at 6:30 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • You should check with her teacher and see what her recommendation is.


    Answer by NAT24ROXY24 at 6:30 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I would check with the teacher and talk about the report card.

    Answer by meooma at 6:33 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Is there an apptitude test the school can give her? If she goes to third grade next year, maybe the school has learning support classes.

    Answer by crazycatlady66 at 6:35 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Depends on what she's struggling with. Paying attention? Reading, math? Everything. In my experience, the kids that were held back were later classified w a learning disability. I was a 2nd n 5th gr teacher

    Answer by Vero0724 at 8:57 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • a lot of mothers don't want to face the facts that just maybe their child does have a learning disability.i know it's a hard pill swallow.I'M not saying this is the case but for her sake have her tested, instead of letting her constance get left behind.when she's just on the same level as other kids her age.and kids can be cruel bless their little hearts.and if she do have a learning disability sit her down and assure her that there is nothing wrong with that isn't wrong with thousand of other kids.instill in her on a daily basic the she is just as smart as any other kid,and that she can become anything she want to be in life tell her she just have to work a little harder.and make sure her siblings don't make her feel like there is something wrong with her.and tee them they have to protect her from other kids saying harmful things to her and about her.i'm telling you this from experience not from hearsay.

    Answer by MADUKES402 at 10:37 AM on May. 20, 2011

  • MY oldest has a learning disability he is now 25 and we still have to protect him from snide remarks.but he is the sweetest,kindest young man you can ever want to meet.and instead of reading a piece of paper to find out how to put something together he can just look at it and study it and he can put it together.i mean i had brought an cherry oak coner curio cabinet his dad had the darn thing put together wrong and he can read,my son came in look at the print out for a few minutes and put it together and to this day it's still they are not dumb.they do things a little different that's all

    Answer by MADUKES402 at 10:51 AM on May. 20, 2011

  • ask the teacher

    Answer by rinamomof2 at 6:46 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • ASk the Teacher

    Answer by sstepph at 10:32 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.