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Some parents choose to delay a child’s entrance into kindergarten, believing that a child can gain an advantage in academics, athletics or social settings by being older than average for his or her grade.
Kindergarten marks the start of a child’s formal education. A child’s first school experiences can influence the way he or she relates to others for the rest of life. Success or failure at this stage can affect a child’s well-being, self-esteem and motivation.
This may seem like the wrong time of year to be talking about this, however, it came up recently as I overheard a newly pregnant woman talking with a friend about how she and her husband had planned their pregnancy so that their child would be born before the cut-off date of the kindergarten they were hoping to get into. In 5 years!