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BIGDAB
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re: Holding boys back in Kindergarten so they can "mature".


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I second this



It's funny because the wife and I had a discussion about this same subject this morning. She doesn't like me to take her to public playgrounds, because the kids are generally older ( she's 2 1/2) and they aren't very nice or they ignore her when she tries to play with them. I on the other hand think it's important that she attempt to socialize with kids outside of her age group, even if the difference in age is only a year or two.







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MrTide33
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: Holding boys back in Kindergarten so they can "mature".


I got held back in kindergarten because I was too young. It worked out really well for me. I think there should be one more year of kindergarten





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sig3197
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Member since Dec 2003
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re: Holding boys back in Kindergarten so they can "mature".


In LA, i believe the LHSAA penalizes you a year o fhigh school eligibility if you are held back after the 5th grade. Not 100% sure but i think i am right.





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alabamabuckeye
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re: Holding boys back in Kindergarten so they can "mature".


My parents made me take preschool twice, because they believed girls mature faster than boys and they wanted me to be close to the same level as I grew older.

So stupid.






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lsutiger2010
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re: Holding boys back in Kindergarten so they can "mature".


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i believe the LHSAA penalizes you a year o fhigh school eligibility if you are held back after the 5th grade


If you are held back at the 8th grade, you definitely lose a year of eligibility. Not exactly sure about the 6th and 7th grade because the wording is strange. Here is the rule:

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A “hold-back repeat student” is a student who has successfully completed the academic requirements or failed to meet the academic requirements due to excessive absences (as defined by the Louisiana State Department of Education) that have been established for 6th, 7th and/or 8th grade students and who repeats one or more of these grades prior to entering the 9 th grade. A student who successfully completes all requirements of the 8th grade and who does not enroll in and attend a high school the next school year after completing the 8th grade shall be classified as a “hold back repeat student.” When a “hold-back repeat student” enters the 9th grade for the first time, he/she shall be eligible to participate in interscholastic athletics in the LHSAA for only the next ensuing six consecutive semesters or terms of 90 days.


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Chuck U Farley
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re: Holding boys back in Kindergarten so they can "mature".


It worked well for me. I'm more interested in his education, but why not give him an advantage in sports?





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jennBN
Alabama Fan
Member since Jun 2010
754 posts

re: Holding boys back in Kindergarten so they can "mature".


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Another study even goes further, saying that redshirted children are more likely to drop out of school or get arrested.


good info to have...thanks :)






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Newbomb Turk
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re: Holding boys back in Kindergarten so they can "mature".


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In LA, i believe the LHSAA penalizes you a year o fhigh school eligibility if you are held back after the 5th grade. Not 100% sure but i think i am right.


It used to be completely open. Then, as I recall, they had so many kids (miraculously almost all of them athletes) who were staying back in 8th grade because the eligibility started in 9th grade, that they moved it back to 8 grade. Well, then the athletes started staying back in 7th grade. So, I believe they moved it back again.

I'm not sure where it's at now (I thought 6th grade), but the idea was that it was harder to identify the "better" or more mature athletes so early.

At my school, they kept back 30 kids in 8th grade. And, for the most part, these kids were MUCH more physically mature at that age. Most were like 5-9 to 5-11 in 8th grade and were just more physically dominant. However, a funny thing happened -- the VAST majority of those kids didn't grow. And, by the time they were sophomores and juniors, the kids who didn't stay back caught up. I know this doesn't happen in every case, but it seemed to happen at my school way too often.



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LSUDAN1
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: Holding boys back in Kindergarten so they can "mature".


Teachers want them to be held back so they will be older and easier to sleep with.





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whiteside
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: Holding boys back in Kindergarten so they can "mature".


I've read it and referenced it on the other thread.

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Cool. Didn't read it.






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CrimsonWhite
Alabama Fan
South Alabama
Member since Jan 2012
115 posts

re: Holding boys back in Kindergarten so they can "mature".


I'm a public school teacher in Alabama. I taught first grade for 9 years and I've been teaching second grade for eleven. Each child is a unique individual, but a lot of boys who have summer birthdays have a much tougher time if they start school when they're first eligible. Many of them are just not as ready to learn in most academic settings as they will be later on. This doesn't mean they won't or can't learn well . . . just means that they often struggle more on a day to day basis with the structure of school. My own child had a May birthday and I considered keeping him out another year, but I didn't and it turned out well.

No one knows their own child better than parents and I'm glad that you had a good outcome with your choice for your son. They're all little individuals, though, and early childhood teachers have expertise that can be valuable in helping to make good decisions about when to start school or when to retain.









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