My son is 7 years old and currently in year 2, he is the youngest in his class and it has always bothered him ! He is always trying to keep up with his peers academically and socially. I feel he has struggled, and I’m thinking to repeat this year in a new school! His teach says he has caught up this term and should not repeat, I feel like the school is trying to keep us there because it is not a public school but Catholic. I have enrolled him in a new school for next year and he will be repeating, he will not be the oldest in his year because many of the kids repeat kindergarten these days and start school at 5/6 whereas my son started at 4.5 .
I feel this may help him to catch up socially and academically not struggle like he has to keep up with his peers. He’s always been on the immature side and plays well with kids more his age rather than 1-2 years older than him which he is currently with. I’m starting to get cold feet especially because my husband doesn’t agree with me and thinks that it will cause self esteem issues to him.
He’s happy to do it mainly because he wants to be with kids his age. He had his first orientation day and enjoyed it. He’s never really enjoyed school previously. I wish I had repeated kinder for him but I cannot turn back time. Please help at I making the right decision, has anyone else seen this happen or experience this?