I certainly wouldn't hold back my child for a whole year just because strangers online tell me to or advise me that it couldn't do any harm to hold him back.
My son is a July baby. It never even crossed my mind to send him to school last year. It's just way too young, I don't care how capable a child is academically, socially, etc. NSW (and very recently qld) are the only states that have a July cut off, in NSW we have the choice. ACT, vic, SA have an April cut off. In NT, everyone starts the year they turn 6. WA cut off is June. So if op lived in other states it would t even be a thread on here.
And to be honest, the op admitted that one of the reasons she wanted to send him to school was because she didn't want to pay $20k in daycare fees. And that rang alarm bells to me and op had since "backtracked"
Last edited by BigRedV; 28-01-2016 at 06:36.
For me - it never worried me that some friends had P's before me.I never sat there and moaned that I had to walk 30 minutes to school while a few kids in the class drove. I would have loved to have bus it instead of walk though - easier to fit extra study/cramming in.
Being 17 in year 12 and not being able to go to an 18 birthday at a licensed establishment didn't bother me. For every one of those there were 10 house parties (parents away type thing) where I could socialise with my friends. (On that note - if your 17 year old child every says they are going to a friends house to watch DVDs ... Proceed with caution )
Last edited by BigRedV; 28-01-2016 at 07:09.
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