Should I retain my VERY young 6 year old in 1st next year?
My daughter turned 6 Sept. 12 of 1st grade, actually after our school's cutoff. So technically, she should not even be in 1st grade, but K. However, she did K at 4-5 at a private school and since she had officially completed K, was able to move on to 1st. NOW I am totally regretting my decision! She is technically on grade level in reading, but is still not able to be successful with the reading comprehension tests or a lot of work that she has to do independently. In math, she is struggling even more! And I just fear that it will keep catching up with her if I don't try to correct what I did wrong! If I could turn back time and put her in K, I would in a heartbeat! But I can't do that anymore and to do that half way through the year - would be so detrimental! So, would you continue moving her on and pray that eventually developmentally things would "click" or would you definitely have her repeat 1st next year? And if you would have repeat? Do you think the ramifications would be TOO much in 1st grade? Has anyone had to do this and how did their child react? I know K would have been the ideal grade to have done this, since it was a new school- now it makes things so much more complicated and I feel so guilty for making this HUGE mistake for my very young child!!! :0