I am looking to get some feed back from parents that have already gone through the process and how they feel now? My niece is struggling with reading and maturity issues. My sister has decided with the advice of the first grade teacher to have her repeat first grade. I completely support this decide. I want to help my sister in this process and would like advice or insight you have on this subject. How do you feel now? Is your child doing better? What positive or negative affects has this decision make in your Child's education, self-esteem, etc. How does your child feel after repeating the 1st Grade? I would greatly appreciate any advice or information you can give me.