After numerous discussions with my daughter's teacher, reading specialist and guidance counselor, it was determined that it would be in her best interest to repeat first grade. She has been tutored in reading since the beginning of the school year and still struggles. She also has somewhat of a maturity issue and I honestly believe another year in first grade would do her a lot of good. She is currently 6 years old and will not turn 7 until the end of August. She is also very petite for her age so I don't think she will look out of place in the first grade next year. The biggest problem that I am facing is how I'm going to break the news to her. Some people I have asked say it's a good idea to tell her before school ends so she is not under the misconception that she will be advancing to 2nd grade next year with her friends. I'm at such a loss and would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!