My son is in a dual language program and both teachers in the targeted language and English class are concerned that he is not raising his hands in class. I am in constant communication with the teachers over his progress and through everyones effort they feel 1st grade will effect his self esteem. He speaks both languages at home. Will holding him back a year really make him more competitive?
IndyParentCoach writes: The research on retention is pretty clear. It can often do more harm socially than good. Unless my child was significantly delayed or could benefit from physically maturing I would be very hesitant to hold him back.