I have a 12 year old 7th grader who I am wanting to hold her back in her grade. She has been diagnosed with ADHD and Bi-polar.
Should it be wise to hold a child back a grade when they are capable of making the grades needed but refuse to do so? I have had her tested already for any LD problems and they all say she is at or above her grade level.
this is a discussion to have with your schools principal, special educator, and perhaps her psychiatrist. Form a team to help her and possibly ask them all to meet or conference on the phone to help you make this important decision.
Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics