Turning 6 is a big deal. It’s the age you become a big kid, you go to grade school, and you grow out of toddler sizes. Finding a 6 year old birthday shirt also becomes a lot harder.
Parenting is a bloodsport. It’s a comparison filled game of judging. We could all deserve to chill out, except when we don’t.
What age should kids start school? Districts have rules, but parents still know better and will find a way to hold your kid back to suit their needs. Which always isnt the best idea.
In a digital world, is it necessary for kids to learn how to print? I mean, really, we’re teaching kids to code before they can write. Still, it was a proud day when Charlie first wrote his name.
Charlie is 3 in jr kindergarten. This will make him 5 when he starts grade 1. We didn’t red shirt and our son is showing the red shirted kids who’s boss.
My son is in an age appropriate classroom, but he’s falling behind. The reason? Redshirting parents. Some kids in his class are 2 yrs older.
Redshirting is the process where parents think bigger kids = smarter kids. They quote Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers a lot in their pursuit of accumulated advantage. Here’s the thing: they’re wrong.