Should you hold your child back from school?

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 31 January 2018

18 mins

It’s a topic you might not come across until your child is about to start school, but if their birthday falls in the first half of the year, chances are you will stumble across it.

Dr Amanda Mergler is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Early Childhood Education at the Queensland University of Technology.

She talks about her research on why children are being held back. We also hear from Mum Leonie Percy about why she wishes she’d held her son back.

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