I look at the newly minted schoolchildren, and everything seems to me that this will not concern us for a long time. And then one of your acquaintances throws a phrase from which I suddenly got involved in the reality: for you to go to school next year. Ready?. Theoretically, yes, next October we will be six. But practically …
There are still debates about the pros and cons of early joining the school path and will probably be arguing forever. If you sit down earlier, you will get up earlier, and for the boys there is also an additional chance to avoid the army. Or another opinion – we steal a whole year of childhood from a child!
Which of the opinions is correct is, of course, difficult to judge. But you can look at practical examples. For example, I had two people in my class, a boy and a girl, who were a year older than the mainstream. And two more, also a boy and a girl, who were a year younger.
Those who are younger did not grab the stars from the sky, but they were not among the laggards either – they were surely middle-class horoshists. In social terms, the girl felt confident enough, although there the character itself was armored. The boy was relatively gray though he was a head taller than everyone else.
Of the older two, the girl finished school, in my opinion, with a gold medal and entered the Institute of International Relations. I was in a group of informal class leaders and, if my memory serves me, even a headman. The boy rejoiced at every four, but at the same time he reliably maintained the status of a sex symbol in the class.
In general, my practical observations cannot be guided either. It remains only to analyze the individual characteristics of the child.
Observations on my child give no comforting predictions for the school. Even now she made her after a meal sweep bread crumbs behind her. Already 20 minutes sitting on the floor in these very crumbs. On the right is a broom, on the left is a scoop, and the hands are sweetie. She herself sings a song of her own.
We also have group learning experience. Tried a year ago to go to the sports section. A month later, the coach recommended to come a little later – the child does something only when you go after her and remind you what to do. In general, attention concentration is clearly not our strong point.
I really thought it was some kind of pathology. But I once met a classmate whose eldest son is already in first grade. And they went just in 6 years. The first thing that my classmate said when she learned my daughter’s age was – do not give her to school at 6 years old!
For this mother, preparing homework with her son is worse than seven laps of hell. What can be done in 5 minutes, he does about an hour. Making him get together and do everything quickly is simply impossible. I did not think that I was such a hysteric! – words of calm and balanced, in my memory, classmate.
And another friend mom works in elementary school. So she authoritatively declares that, in general, children who came at the age of 7 were more prudent of those who sat at the desk at 6.
In general, for me the solution to the problem is unequivocal – we will not go to school next year. Not only because the child is inattentive. It still needs to be gently but strongly taught to do the routine work. In my opinion, while she is not very ready for it. Therefore, we’ll be better prepared for these two years.
When did you go to school?