"Redshirting" are you for or against it... AND WHY!?
How do you feel about holding any child back from entering kindergarten until they are 6 instead of 5?
Do you like the idea...?
Do dislike the idea...?
I admit I did some research on this topic. And I am posting this because I have made the decision to Hold my son back a year. He will not begin formal educational activities until 6.
Here are the real life results of Redshirting that made up my mind to hold my son back.
- achieve academically in math and reading either at par with or above their classroom peers.
- have increased social confidence and popularity.
- require less special education services than children who were retained in kindergarten instead of redshirted.
- are far less likely to be singled out as children who need medications for ADHD.
With results like these who can argue that it IS in the best interest of the child to be held back one year.