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    Preschool Expectations
    Another Year of Preschool?
    Find out what benefits another year of preschool might have for a four-year-old. ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    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. ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    Retention in Seventh Grade
    Retention is rarely the best solution in seventh grade. Learn some other solutions in this article. ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    Is Retention the Answer?
    Read why this expert feels that retention usually doesn't work. ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    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. ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    Repeating Kindergarten
    Repeating a grade at this age can sometimes be beneficial. ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    Repeating Second Grade
    Is retention is the best way to educate a child? ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    ADHD, Reading Problems, and Retention
    Retention in a grade rarely has any positive effect unless there is also a change in the support services that the student receives. ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    Summer School
    Retention may not be necessary with enough skill-building during the summer. ...
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    2nd Grade Milestones and Obstacles
    Ready to Move Up? Or Not?
    Learn some ways to tell if your child is ready to move up. ...
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    Dyslexia
    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. ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    Choosing to Repeat a Grade
    It's rarely a good idea to hold back a good student simply because she wants to stick around. ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    When Retention Fails
    Holding your child back a grade can backfire. What do you do then? ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    The Problems with Retention
    Although repeating a grade can initially help a child academically, sometimes doing so can have far-reaching effects. ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    Developmental Readiness
    Lack of developmental readiness is the best reason to hold a child back. ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    Held Back
    The social impact of being held back often outweighs the educational benefits. Help your child get through this difficult episode. ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    The Best Age to Hold Back Your Child
    Kindergarten and first grade are the best times to hold back a child. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Social Development
    Retention Because of Shyness?
    Retention decisions should not be made quickly. Investigate the issues before a decision is made. ...