Should My ADHD Son Go Back to First Grade?

“My second-grader shows signs of ADHD. His teacher thinks he should return to first grade. My concern is that my son is a twin. His sister is a well-behaved A student, and I think retaining him could damage his self-esteem.”

I certainly would not recommend retaining your son. I would highly recommend a in-depth testing of his ability – both cognitive and academic. You need to know the nature of his needs and if indeed he is attention deficit.

Retention won’t help ADHD – only strategies and techniques will. Move forward now and have a complete psychoeducational battery done by a reputable child psychologist in your area.