My son (aged 6 and born in November) is one of the youngest in his class. He is raised in a bi-ligual home with his father speaking Flemish. Currently, he is enrolled in small Flemish school near our home. He has struggled all year with writing and reading. We are spending a considerable amount of time at home working with him. He is in the process of getting ADD tested. We are waiting on the outcome of the tests (mid-Feb.) before making a decision, but the teacher has planted the idea that maybe he should be held back a year.
My brother was held back for similar reasons and turned out great. Talking to him last night, he suggested it was the best decision my parents ever made. Nevertheless, looking online many studies state that it is not good for a child.
Does anyone have any first hand impressions with this both in the Flemish schools or at all? Thanks.