Should You Tell the Teacher that Your Child was Adopted?

When the teachers recommend that your child repeat kindergarten, what should you do? Readers share their advice.

A mother wondering whether her daughter should repeat kindergarten
My daughter, who will be six in July, is struggling in school, and her teacher is suggesting that she repeat kindergarten. She is capable of doing the work, but needs more one-on-one attention than other children and shows a lack of confidence. She is not an initiator, but neither is she isolated or withdrawn. The teacher feels that another year will improve her maturity and confidence and allow her to be a stronger student. It hurts my heart to see ...

Should you tell the teacher that your child was adopted? What happens when your child doesn’t share your ability to learn? Parents share advice and offer support on these and other questions.

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