This is a story about how my journey and evolution as a parent and how I went from sneaking my child into kindergarten a year early to skipping grade 1 entirely in favor of an extra year of kindergarten. Seems crazy right? Well it was probably the best parenting move I ever made.
My son is a January baby. The 5th to be exact. 5 days off the enrollment cut off for public school in my province – 5 days. He is a tall child, certainly physically and mentally mature for his age and was my youngest. In his earliest years I had to frequently remind myself (and the rest of the world) of how little he was because he appeared a full year (or even two) older than he actually was.