- Your daughter is six which is very young for a second grader.
- She says the work is too difficult, indicating that she probably did not learn all that she should have in first grade.
- She cries in class demonstrating frustration and immaturity.
- She is unable to keep up with the other children, which makes it essential to find out why she is having learning problems.
When problems are as serious as your daughter's, it usually helps to ask for an intervention. This means having a team of professionals investigate the cause and recommend solutions. A team can be more effective at helping a child than a single teacher. Call your child's teacher or the principal to set up an intervention as soon as possible. The sooner your daughter is helped, the easier it will be to help her.
We can't help wondering how your daughter did in first grade. Was it easy for her, or did she struggle? Did the teacher recommend that she be promoted? Her problems probably started last year.
Having your daughter repeat second grade is not necessarily the best solution to her problems. Any learning problems that she has might not be addressed again next year.