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Old 05-21-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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As parents, one of the best decisions we ever made was keeping our daughter back a year because of her late birthday.

She's the kind of kid who needs to be first in the pack rather than last.

Instead of cluelessly following what the older kids do, she's the leader.

Instead of leaving home and starting college when she's 17, she'll be 18.

Another year to mature has paid many dividends in her case, but every child is different.

At the time we made our decision, we were annoyed about paying for another year of preschool for our daughter, but it was money well spent.
I was the exact opposite of this. Started kindergarten at 4, high school at 13 and college at 17. I had no problems and would've probably been bored being the oldest...

but, whatever works.
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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I think with no child left behind it is a different ballgame. In East Cobb multiplication and division (basic division) is taught in the latter half of the school year. But true boredom maybe an issue for some kids.
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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2nd grade I was referring to in the last post. Okay I'll give it up now!
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:12 PM
 
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I was the exact opposite of this. Started kindergarten at 4, high school at 13 and college at 17. I had no problems and would've probably been bored being the oldest...

but, whatever works.
And how old are you now?


Things are/schooling is much different these days...
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I was the exact opposite of this. Started kindergarten at 4, high school at 13 and college at 17. I had no problems
Same here...Believe I started Pre K @ 3. I graduated at 17. When I moved here, folks were shocked that I graduated at 17 .
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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Graduated one month after my 15th birthday, if we're counting. Top that.
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:55 PM
 
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People...

back in the day...(GenX and before), it was very common/typical for people to graduate high school at 17.
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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Things are/schooling is much different these days...
That's apparent to those of us with kids in school. My daughter in Accel Math I (new curriculum, 9th-10th grade level) has been learning material this year that I learned in 11th grade, back around 1970.

The main reason I graduated high school at 15 was as a consequence of an international move from a part of the world where schooling was much more demanding, at that time. (And it was awful being 3 years younger than everyone else in high school, by the way). It seems that discrepancy in level is being erased, and much more is expected of young Americans in school today.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:53 AM
 
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And how old are you now?


Things are/schooling is much different these days...
Uh. I'll be 25.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:43 AM
 
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So you are part of the "yes" gerenration.
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