QOTW - More Parents Delaying Kindergarten

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
QOTW - More Parents Delaying Kindergarten
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 1:35pm

A few mothers were having a discussion about the trend of delaying kindergarten and I thought this article was an interesting one.  What are your thoughts on it, any experiences good or bad with delaying, or not delaying kindergarten?

THIS fall, one in 11 kindergarten-age children in the United States will not be going to class. Parents of these children often delay school entry in an attempt to give them a leg up on peers, but this strategy is likely to be counterproductive.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/opinion/sunday/dont-delay-your-kindergartners-start.html?_r=1

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Sun, 08-19-2012 - 1:22pm

Around here, most ppl want to send their children early. My son is not going until next year bc he misses the cut off by 3 weeks. He is definitely ready to go - but they don't make exceptions.

I've never known anyone who has delayed.

Dee