Late Birthday...

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Registered: 02-22-2010
Late Birthday...
Sun, 03-17-2013 - 5:03pm


My son is 4 years old and has what my state sees as a late birthday since he was born after September 1. This means if he goes to public school instead of going on to kindergarten, he will have to repeat pre-k. To add to this issue, my son seems to be showing signs of high intelligence. Upon getting frustrated with his current school, we began investigating other private schools and are startled (in a positive way) with his test scores. We knew he could read and his current teacher has him doing addition and subtraction, he has begun teaching himself how to do double digit addition, but hasn't quite mastered regrouping. Anyway... His reading comprehension test came in at a lae 2nd grade or early 3rd grade level, but his maturity level is still very much a precocious 4 year old. Having said that, we are trying to configure if we should go ahead and hold him back or continue to push and find a setting that will allow him to amtriculate on with his current class that is on time??? He only missed the cut off date by 2 weeks. He NEVER gets into trouble at school. And the one time he did, it was because he told his teacher that he already knew his addition facts and wanted to work on the more advanced addition on his ipad. And of course, myself and husband reprimanded him because at the end of the day he still must follow his teacher's orders.

Lilypie - (qM8b)


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Registered: 04-19-2013
Sun, 05-26-2013 - 1:43pm

Good luck, its nice to hear about your son. Take care of him and let him develop to make a good student and human being in future. I am very happy for you.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 12:39pm

It sounds like you have one smart cookie on your hands! I really wish I had some wonderful advice to share, but it sounds like you are already doing what I'd suggest- look for another program that would challenge him until he is of school age.  Good luck and let us know what you decide upon!

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 03-18-2013 - 10:16am

I was going to suggest that you look for advice on the gifted child board, but I see you already have posted over there.  I don't have any advice for you other than that.