Our expert says:
Obviously it varies somewhat according to age and stage of schooling. Usually there's frankly not much harm done one way or the other.
Idenfity more clearly what problems, if any, there are, which you think need to be solved ; and whether keeping the child back a year has any realistic chance of solving that problem, or whether others aids to finding solutions would be better.
If there are learning problems or difficulties, an educational or child psychologist would be best able to assess him and advise, not a play therapist. ( they can be helpful if recommended by someone better wualified to do a broader assessment ).
Educational / intellectual readiness versus emotional / social readiness needs to be considered.
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