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I can see the pros of skipping a child though, especially when so many school districts are cash-strapped and cut acceleration/gifted programs early when cuts need to be made. As long as the child is being nurtured socially (which often doesn't happen) then it's better to skip, than to move to a more competitive school or be bored among one's peers.

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I skipped a grade. My parents were split on the decision, but my father ultimately won.
There is a period of not feeling like you belong, but you get over it.
I'm all for kids skipping grades.
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Originally posted by hauteshellbi hauteshellbi wrote:

I graduated at 16 I wished I was the same age as everyone else...I moved here (from Jamaica) in the 3 rd grade

 i hear that alot from Jamaicans (graduating at 16)
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^^^ I graduated high school at 15.

Skipped Grade 2. Turned out fine *shrugs*

Edited by Yardgirl - Nov 08 2012 at 11:08am
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote TokyoRose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 08 2012 at 11:11am
I had the opportunity to skip on two occasions, but refused.  I was emotionally not able to handle being with new peers.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AshBash89 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 08 2012 at 11:11am
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


I was not skipped, but family members have been skipped

I think 1 grade is okay

more than that and you run into social issues
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EPITOME Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 08 2012 at 11:18am
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Originally posted by hauteshellbi hauteshellbi wrote:

I graduated at 16 I wished I was the same age as everyone else...I moved here (from Jamaica) in the 3 rd grade

 i hear that alot from Jamaicans (graduating at 16)

my friend is Jamaican too
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I skipped kindergarten. Only because I came to the US from Bermuda where the curriculum is different.

I'm all for skipping grades if the child is mature enough. However, that could be conditional. My aunt is an elementary teacher and once told me about a child she had that was extremely smart but easily the silliest kid in the class. When his parents wanted to move him up, she didn't recommend it. Come to find out he was just bored. Nothing was challenging him so he played around a lot. The principal made the decision to move him up and his entire attitude changed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote goodm3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 08 2012 at 11:42am
is it really the need to skip a grade or actually change the school.....put the kids in a more academically challenging school. 

but i understand not every parent can afford that. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Diane (35) Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 08 2012 at 11:42am
Originally posted by Yardgirl Yardgirl wrote:

^^^ I graduated high school at 15.

Skipped Grade 2. Turned out fine *shrugs*
 
I graduated at fifteen too. My school closed (WILLIAMS PREPCry) so the school i transferred to made me repeat grade four and then i went to grade six i was borreeeeeeddddddddddddddddddddddd in grade four.
 
But Jamaican kids are entering college much older now some evn 19 going 20ShockedShockedShocked because of the change in the Orimary School Exit Examination which places you in high school. The old exam you could take in grade five or grade six so one could skip grade five. Now children must complete grade five and parents tend to hold children back a year or two if they think they arent prepared for the exam.
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