Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone is experiencing this. I am looking at preschools for next fall for my ds, who will be 3 at the end of Oct. In MI, we passed a law changing the enrollment age for Kindergarten to Sept 1, which means in 2015, my son will be 4 when school starts and not eligible for KG until the following year. I used to teach KG so I understand the differences a few months make for some kids. However, my son is really bright. Knows all letters- upper & lower and numbers to 20, counts to 20, and reads some words. In fact, he just read "bump" :) as I was writing this (don't know how he even knew that word). He's very outgoing and I have no worries of him not being ready socially, emotionally, physically and academically.
I'm really proud of him, but as I am going through this preschool process and hearing how they won't even look at him for a 3 yo class because of his birthday, I'm getting really upset. He's being punished in a way for his birthdate. I feel like I should be slowing down his learning process and stop doing all the things that come naturally to me, like teaching him about the world around him, even though I know this age is PRIME learning time. Their brains will never take in this much info & he loves learning about things. Everyday I am more amazed at all the things he can do and the things that come out of his mouth. On the sneaky end of things - he's definitely too smart for his own good! :)
Anyways, I just need to vent because it is really weighing on me and please don't take this like I am bragging. I am just really proud of him. I realize how lucky I am to have such a great boy, but I am realizing now that it is a source of conflict as well. Does anyone else have bright kids who might be feeling this way?