Thank you for all of your responses. Clearly there is no easy answer. It really helps to hear your stories. Thank you to all of you for sharing them. We need to make a decision this week. I have read the research and articles but feel in many cases they don’t apply to my son. In his case we are, in many ways, correcting things so he is not pushed forward to be with a group of kids who are older than he is. We met with his school last week and they have refused to hold him back. It’s a private school, so they can do what they want. So, we would need to change schools if we hold him back. Please continue to share!!