Sending your child off to school is complicated enough, but when you are given the choice whether to send them or hold them back, it becomes a much harder decision!
Redshirting is a term used to describe this practice of delaying your child’s entry into the school system (you can hear more about where the phrase comes from in the podcast). Currently in New Brunswick, this is an option for parents with children who will turn five between September and December of what would be their first school year.
That’s the position Tosh finds herself in, as well as one of this week’s guests, Shannon Terry. To round out the conversation, we also invited kindergarten teacher (and dad to young children) Ryan Thorne to share some thoughts on how to decide whether or not to delay your child’s entry to kindergarten.
(For more on registering your child for school in New Brunswick, as well as practical tips for preparing them for the classroom, click here – after you’ve listened to the podcast, of course!)