It is true that boys are usually less mature than their female peers. We struggled with whether or not to send DS this year or wait another year because he is a June baby (the cut off here is Aug 1). My brother and my nephew were also summer babies who repeated K. DS is the most well behaved child in his class according to his teacher, but he has had some difficulty with reading. And he did go to PreK and we worked with him at home prior to starting K. He is caught up now, but it was very hard to watch him struggle. :( He is going to move to 1st grade next year though.
Originally Posted by macksmom
I don't think being held back in kindergarten would be a big deal. If a child struggles in kindergarten they might struggle through each grade. It would be better to be held back in Kindergarten then either struggle through school or be held back later on.