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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-05-08 09:51 PM
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12. Suicide? Really?
I never heard that before. Sounds a bit much to me too.

I have heard that boys develop a bit later than girls, so I think that might also be affecting his preschool teacher's opinion to keep him at a pre-K level for another year. MG Jr. can sit quietly and be studious pretty well--he's just a bit behind on the physical muscle development that allow him to perform fine motor skills like coloring and cutting. It is purely a physical thing. But he did make a comment about how he didn't like to cut "because I'm not good at it", so I can see that affecting his self esteem. I have to take that into consideration.

Congrats on your ToadKid! You must be very proud! :D
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  -Kindergarten question--how do you know when a child is ready? MorningGlow  Mar-04-08 09:31 PM   #0 
  - You get to decide  elleng   Mar-04-08 10:24 PM   #1 
  - I don't know which standards to heed; that's why I'm posting  MorningGlow   Mar-04-08 10:43 PM   #2 
     - September is a LONG way ahead,  elleng   Mar-04-08 10:52 PM   #3 
     - That's what I was thinking  MorningGlow   Mar-05-08 07:34 AM   #4 
        - MorningGlow, wish I could meet him!  elleng   Mar-05-08 05:38 PM   #9 
     - If he is social, congenial and on the bright side, he might do fine.  wildeyed   Mar-05-08 04:18 PM   #6 
        - Your son sounds like mine  MorningGlow   Mar-05-08 05:36 PM   #7 
           - You could try the Handwriting Without Tears program,  wildeyed   Mar-05-08 08:13 PM   #10 
           - Manipulatives great!  elleng   Mar-05-08 09:59 PM   #13 
           - A few things come to mind here.  phylny   Mar-08-08 09:23 AM   #15 
              - Thanks for weighing in, phylny  MorningGlow   Mar-08-08 06:01 PM   #16 
  - I'd wait for the district screening.  trotsky   Mar-05-08 09:12 AM   #5 
  - Yes, I will do that  MorningGlow   Mar-05-08 05:37 PM   #8 
  - Interesting they are pushing you to start him at 4.  Ms. Toad   Mar-05-08 09:24 PM   #11 
  - Suicide? Really?  MorningGlow   Mar-05-08 09:51 PM   #12 
     - I thought their suicide lecture was way over the top,  Ms. Toad   Mar-06-08 10:37 PM   #14 
     - How did it turn out?  aikoaiko   Jun-08-09 01:50 AM   #17 
        - Oh my, I haven't seen this thread in a while!  MorningGlow   Jun-09-09 03:11 PM   #18 
  - Preschool teachers aren't always right...  CoffeeCat   Jun-24-09 11:47 PM   #19 
  - i have a son who is youngest in class, and son whose birthday fell in oct and one of oldest  seabeyond   Jul-02-09 08:10 AM   #20 

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