Sunday, April 1, 2012
When Is The Best Month To Have Baby?
Let's see...I had 8 babies in 8 different months...and I can tell you there are advantages in being born in certain months. Like what? Well, my oldest son turned 5 in late August. The deadline for kindergarten registration is age 5 before September. We didn't register him for kindergarten in the first place because he was so young. He was 4. A month before school was to start, his preschool teacher called me and said she noticed his name on her list again for preschool. She said, "Look honey. I have been teaching preschool for 25 years. Your son is ready for kindergarten. Socially. Emotionally. Academically. Holding him back because of a birth date is not necessary for him." So now what do we do? I called the grade school principal and told him what the preschool teacher said...he told me we should put a lot of weight on her recommendation...but if we wanted, I can bring my son in the school to be tested for his readiness to start kindergarten by the kindergarten teachers. He passed the test. So we sent him to school. He was 5 years old and 7 days his first day of kindergarten. In contrast, my daughter turned 6 in early September, 7 days AFTER she started kindergarten. In this one example of my family alone there is almost a year age difference in the same grade. But in school it changes even more. Red shirting can mean 2 years difference in age in the SAME grade. 2 years! In high school sports, 2 more years of testosterone translates into bigger muscles and stronger bodies...a huge advantage. Yet, my 18 year old son is now the youngest one on his college campus, and no one would ever guess that. I guess it all comes down in life to the same thing... what is in your heart and in your will is far more important than what is on a calender.
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 7:03 PM