Our DS1 is about to turn 4 on Sunday which puts him in the zone of kids whose birthdays are in late summer. I know many parents (of boys in particular) who have similar late-summer birthdays who either didn't start their kids in kindergarten until they turned 6 or who wish they had not sent them at 5. I have yet to meet someone who wish they'd sent their kids earlier and I've met a number of people who wish they've held them. DS1 is in full-time preschool since my H and I both work full time, so he is in "school" in any case.
I'm interested to hear from anyone who is considering this issue or who has considered it - what kinds of input did you get, were there articles or books you read, what decision did you ultimately make and are you happy with it? I'm posting this on the preschool board because the school-aged kids board seems to have very little participation and I'm hoping some moms here have older kids. Thanks for any thoughts.