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Should I hold my kindergartner back although his grades are fine?
Regardless of how good his grades are, the school is still recommending that he be held back because of his "behavior" & lack of confidence. He has always been a perfectionist & when he doesn't understand something or does it wrong he gets VERY down on himself & shuts down or cries. His teacher believes that holding him back will boost his confidence because he will already know everything. I agree, but I'm worried that it may hurt his confidence because he will wonder what he did wrong & may even be teased. I understand his emotional behavior is a problem but I just don't know if holding him back will fix this problem. Isn't this something that the school counselors are there for? I have never received any kind of note, phone call, or email concerning his behavior from his school. Is this really a good reason to hold him back?