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Sunday, February 07, 2010


We received our form last week to register Dreamsicle for kindergarten round up. At first I thought I was just a little sad-still not believing that my little girl is almost old enough to start school. Then I really started to examine what my gut was telling me. Dreamsicle has made such huge progress in the last 3 years but it is becoming more and more apparent that she has some delays. I had a long discussion with her preschool teacher who totally feels the same way. Dreamsicle is very bright but the delays she is overcoming are pretty significant in the context of school. We have made the decision to wait one more year for her to start kindergarten. It looks as if my daughter will be a professional preschooler having gone through the three year old program, and will be repeating the four year old program again next year. I know it is the right thing to do but it makes me so sad. It is going to take me a while to process my feelings about this.


your cool cat cousin said...

That makes sense. It's a lot easier on a child to repeat a grade (if you want to call it that) at this stage of life than it would be in elementary school. I know of other families that have done this and have been glad they did. Generally it was because of concerns about the child's mental, physical, or emotional development; even things like whether or not a child can sit still and follow directions has an impact on how well they'll do in school and how they'll enjoy it.

Although I haven't had a chance to meet your daughter, I know that she has made some tremendous achievements. She's learned a new language and adapted to life in a country that's very different from where she spent her first several months. A lot of adults wouldn't be able to handle change nearly as well!

Anonymous said...

I can so relate to your decision. We aren't there w/The Bug yet - but I made that same decision with my youngest son (now 16). We had him do kindergarten a 2nd year. Although a bio child, he just wasn't ready to move on at that point. I agonized over that; but it didn't take long to realize that is was the right move.
I think she'll be way more self-confident if you give her that time, despite your fears of otherwise.
Just my own opinion :)

Jaci said...

Yeah!! That means our kiddos will start kindergarten together! One step closer to being married....LOL!!

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I am a Christian woman, the wife of an outdoorsman and mom to a computer loving twenty something guy, a Marine, a Sailor and a three year old Princess who rules the roost and has all of us wrapped around her little finger. Add into the mix a daughter in love and the cutest grandson in the world and you have our big old house of love