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Holding Your Child Back

After Holding Your Child Back

A successful repeat of a grade doesn't qualify your child to then skip a grade. read more

Another Year of Preschool?

Find out what benefits another year of preschool might have for a four-year-old. read more

CAPD Testing and Retention

Our expert answers a mother's questions about CAPD and retention. read more

Choosing to Repeat a Grade

It's rarely a good idea to hold back a good student simply because she wants to stick around. read more

Developmental Readiness

Lack of developmental readiness is the best reason to hold a child back. read more

Dyslexia and Retention

A child who is happy, well adjusted, and performing on grade level, even if that is below the class average, should move up with his class. read more

Dyslexia, Retention, and Alternative Schooling

Our expert finds fault with a school's recommendation that a youngster repeat fifth grade for the third time. read more

Held Back

The social impact of being held back often outweighs the educational benefits. Help your child get through this difficult episode. read more

Is Retention the Answer?

Read why this expert feels that retention usually doesn't work. read more

Kindergarten Retention

Read expert opinions on the worth of keeping a child back in kindergarten. read more

Nine-Year-Old Retained Twice

Our expert suspects a learning disability in a nine-year-old, and advises the mother to seek an evaluation by the school. read more

Planning Too Early for Next School Year

Before you decide if your child should repeat a grade, focus on the rest of the school year. read more

Q&A: Retention

Q&A: RetentionWill repeating a grade help your child catch up in school? Read the answers to other parents' questions and find out. 1. Should we retain our first-grader so that he can get a better base of skills, or continue on to second grade with medication for ADD? Read the answer... read more

Reading Difficulties and Retention

Our expert questions a school counselor's recommendation of retention for a fourth-grader. read more

Ready to Move Up? Or Not?

Learn some ways to tell if your child is ready to move up. read more

Repeating Kindergarten

Repeating a grade at this age can sometimes be beneficial. read more

Repeating Second Grade

Is retention is the best way to educate a child? read more

Retention Because of Shyness?

Retention decisions should not be made quickly. Investigate the issues before a decision is made. read more

Retention for a Gifted LD/ADD Child?

Our expert is skeptical about retaining a gifted child with LD or ADHD. read more

Retention for Bad Behavior

A mother wonders if her seven-year-old son, who is a good student, should be retained for behavioral problems. read more

Retention for First Grader with LD?

Retention is always a last resort, especially for students with learning disabilities. read more

Retention for Non-Academic Reasons

Read an expert's opinion on retaining children for non-academic reasons. read more

Retention in Seventh Grade

Retention is rarely the best solution in seventh grade. Learn some other solutions in this article. read more

Retention or Promotion

Are irresponsibility and distraction reasons to retain a child? read more

Send First Grader Back to Kindergarten?

Our expert calls a teacher's recommendation of demotion to kindergarten after only a few days in first grade "irresponsible, unprofessional, and not in the overall best interests" of a child. read more

Should He Repeat Fifth Grade?

Read why this expert thinks retention is not the answer. read more

Son Is Not Ready to Graduate

A mother disagrees with the administrators of her son's school, who believe he has received a "fair and appropriate public education" and should graduate. read more

Son Socializes Too Much

A child should not be held back a grade because he lacks the ability to restrict his natural desire to socialize. read more

Son Wants to Be Retained

Most children do not "catch up" when held back. Retention won't turn them into successful students unless the reasons for their continuing struggles are addressed. read more