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I Redshirted My Son And I Don't Regret It

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents

While choosing to ‘redshirt’ is a common practice in the sports world, is the same process the key to ensuring your child’s academic and social ...

Does 'Redshirting' Your Kid Ever Backfire?

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

People mature and develop emotionally at their own pace. There is no way to speed up that process, and why would you want to?

Redshirting in the Age of Academic Kindergarten: Should You Hold Your Child Back?

Lori Day | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

We now have a kindergarten arms race where school and state obsession with test scores, parental competition and anxiety and teacher preferences for older students have changed the very nature of a child's first year of elementary school.

Why Waiting To Start Kindergarten Might Be A Good Idea

Posted 10.25.2012 | Parents

By: Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor Published: 10/25/2012 06:42 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily Parents who decide to hold summer babies ...

Redshirting Kindergarten: Should Education Be A Competition?

Tom Matlack | Posted 07.15.2011 | Education
Tom Matlack

Families are holding back their sons at the age of five in order to increase their competitive advantage, following the line of thinking used to produce professional hockey players.

Does Starting Kindergarten Late Helps Kids Succeed?

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As private kindergartens prepare to send out acceptance letters this week, competitive parents are trying to game the system with so called red shirti...