My dd is a young one. She turned 5 the day she started school. She goes into year 3 this year and will turn 8, 3 days after school returns.
Over the years I've regretted sending her and wished I held her back. She's in the minority for age and I feel it's starting to show. She can be quite immature especially around her friends , as if she's trying to impress them or just doesn't know how to fit in. She's been labeled the party girl who is so much fun and makes everyone laugh at parties etc.
She asked me why do people call her little (insert name) and tell her they'll look after her. And it's mainly because of her age and also size.
I asked her teacher about repeating last year but she was definitely no. So saw the school counselor who said she wouldn't recommend it and it'd be detrimental etc. Mind you she had not met my dd.
Over th school holidays I've watched her closely with friends and siblings of friends and there is a definite change between play in with kids her age range to playing with ones in her actual grade.
Have any of you repeated a child and regretted it? Or not repeated and then regretted it?