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sewing4fun12
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While I am not dismissing your advice, I’d just like to point out that holding a kid back wouldn’t stop puberty from coming, nor would it stop them from becoming socially awkward during it, no matter how old they are in relation to their peers.

Also, “allowing” your child to repeat a year makes it sound like their decision. If your child approaches you with the subject of repeating a grade, then you should probably let them after making sure that the decision has been thought out. However, this is usually not the case, and it is ultimately the parent’s, not the student’s, decision, regardless of who brought it up.