My ds will be starting school (kindergarten in nsw) when he is 4.5. He is born in July.
It seem like lots of parents are keeping their kids back the extra year and after watching 60 minutes on Sunday about the "danger" of the age gap I am starting to question my decision.
I know every child is different but I would like to hear from other parents who started their kids at under 5 and what has your experience been eg
- were your kids behind older kids academically and physically
- did they catch up by around year 3
- and if anyone has older kids what was your experience when they were in year 12 and only 17 yo? Back in my day there were lots of other 17 yo in year 12 but it looks like these days most kids will be 18.
Thanks in advance.
Edit: would love to hear from teachers too. Did u find the younger kids struggle much more than the older ones or was it really dependent on the child ?