Back in MY day (ahem) Kindergarten was a time to learn to sit still and homework meant remembering a change of clothes in case of an “accident.” As my five-year-old preps for the big leagues, I am stressed about what’s expected of her in these homework heavy days. Along with my own concerns, Breezy Mama Susie’s 3 1/2 year old’s birthday falls on a tricky fall date, which, for her, begs the question: to start Kindergarten earlier or wait until the year after. And, in general, no matter a child’s birth date, how do we know when they are ready to be sent off to the wild, er, start elementary school? Dr. Gordon Caras, PhD, A.P.C. of the SD Psychoanalytic Institute answered these questions, addressed my concerns and more. Plus! Tips for preparing your child emotionally.
How do parents assess whether their child is ready for Kindergarten?
Parents’ assessment of their child’s readiness for Kindergarten is based upon their child’s [Read more…] about Today’s Kindergarten: Will Your Child Be Ready?