DS has been struggling in kindergarten. He has a late birthday which makes him a little more immature than his classmates and he also has a hard time focusing. I honestly wanted to wait an extra year before putting him in school, but DH felt like he was ready. I should have went with my gut because we are now at the point where we will have to decide whether he should repeat Kindergarten. His teacher said that she feels he will benefit greatly by repeating and I agree. DH has a bit of an ego issue so I'm going to have to get him on board. I'd rather he repeat than for him to fail 1st grade. So how do I explain this to DS without making him feel like he's dumb or a failure? He was so excited about going into 1st grade and now I have to explain that he will not be going for another year.
I feel like this is all my fault and that I'm a terrible mother!