We are trying to figure out when to start our child in regards to kindergarten and would like feedback.
he is a couple weeks ahead of cutoff so if we start him as normal he will probably be the youngest kid in his class
in our area it is normal for parents to keep their children back even when meeting the cut-off be a couple months. So not only could he be the youngest but several kids will be over a year older.
per Obama's leave no child behind mandate, no matter what we as parent's think or how our child performs, he will assuredly be passed to 1st grade by the school. He would be in a good school district that basically won't hold anyone back (even if wanted). So we fear that it is a long-term decision.
he will be learning another language which will not be supported by the school.
he will be active in sports and other activities.
I have concerns about him being the youngest in his class and my wife has concerns that he will be though of as "dumb" if he is one of the oldest. Also I have read that there are issues through 3-4th grade with kids learning two languages when one is not supported by the school.