I received an e-mail from a parent yesterday explaining that they have been speaking for a long time about their child skipping kindergarten. They asked my opinion and for information on the procedure for doing so. My gut reaction is that while the child is very bright (knows letters, sounds, is reading to an extent, understands math concepts, understands books, is a bright child all around), I don't feel that she is SOOO smart that kindergarten will be a disservice to her. Without knowing the child, what are your thoughts on skipping kindergarten? Pluses, minuses? What do you look for in a child before suggesting a grade level skip?