- Jan 22, 2006
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My four year old is the youngest one in his class and his birthdate is right at about the cutoff for when students can enroll. He would be eligible to go on to kindergarten next year, but, as he is the youngest, I'm very concerned about his emotional maturity and how well he'd handle disappointment and frustration at that level. And though he has made some great strides this year in many ways, I'm also worried that if I do hold him back, he's going to be so much bigger and taller than the other incoming kids into his class. He already is taller than most of the other kids now. I don't know how he'd handle it either way, frankly. At the same time, my parents have told me often that, if they could do it again, they would have held me back. I was the youngest in my class and though I did fine academically, on an emotional level, I was clearly behind my classmates. I don't know if that will necessarily be the case for my kid, but I'm truly conflicted. His teacher said she was on the fence as to whether he should go on or not and I am too, but if any of you have any advice on this or have held any of your kids back along with the results that ensued (both good and bad), I'd really like to hear them. Thanks.