Unless the school says that it might be better for your child to repeat a grade, why would you want to hold her back? And even then, let them explain to you exactly why... what she should have accomplished by the end of 1st grade and what she did actually accomplish. Sometimes just having a tutor for a short period of time makes things easier for a child and things all of a sudden click. My dd has a friend who was not up to par with her reading until this year. The school put her in a reading program (extra help after school) and her parents got her a tutor. Now, just last week, she got "classic" certificate in reading! That means she reads at 6-7 grade levels. She is in third grade.
at 12:17 AM on Jun. 9, 2011