Repeating First Grade: An Update, 3 Years Later

School retention can be a difficult and painful decision to make, but it was the best thing we could have done for our child.

In 2014, we decided to hold our son back in school to repeat his first grade year. We’ve just completed third grade in 2017, this is an update on our overall experience in school retention. Once upon a time there was a boy. He was as handsome and sweet as the day is long, and … Read moreRepeating First Grade: An Update, 3 Years Later

Repeating First Grade: Success!

At the beginning of the school year, I shared all about the heartache we faced when we knew we needed to hold our son back to repeat first grade. He really struggled as the youngest in the class, and he had a lot of maturity issues that got in the way of his academics. I … Read moreRepeating First Grade: Success!

Repeating First Grade…Part 2

First and foremost, if you are a teacher, I could kiss you right now. I’ve had very pleasant dealings with the school and my sons teachers over the last few years. Our son is Repeating First Grade this year and they have made everything leading up to it a lot easier. As I mentioned in … Read moreRepeating First Grade…Part 2

Repeating First Grade

I usually look forward to the whole back-to-school routine, but this year it has a different ring to it. My son is repeating first grade, and I think it’s my fault. In the big picture, it’s probably not as big as it feels right now. But there is no worse feeling than knowing that your … Read moreRepeating First Grade

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