HELP!!! I am not a teacher but am a very confused parent. My son is 5 (Sept. birthday) and started Kindergarten this year. He entered kindergarten with all the skills he needed. Knowing his upper and lower case letters by sight, colors, shapes, numbers, etc. His preschool teacher said he is more than ready for Kindergarten. He is academically doing great. He is reading now and writes his name, numbers and letters almost perfectly. He is rhyming and making up stories. He can do addition up to 10+10, he counts to 100 by 10's - he loves school. He is making friends like crazy. He is always getting invited to his friends house and to every birthday party. The kids in school make stuff for him at home and bring it to him at school. I was recently told that he needed to be retained in Kindergarten because he is not mature enough. He gets frustrated or upset (weepy (sp?)) when he can not share his answer/is not called on or if he accidentally does something wrong. He gets distracted and needs to be reminded about what needs to be done next. The teacher said this is much improved from the beginning of the year but she still needs to remind him what comes next. Now my husband and I are on the fence about what to do. Do we keep him back in kindergarten where he would be learning colors and shapes, etc. all over again, get bored and be even more distracted or do we go against what the teacher says and move him to first grade and hope that he matures over the summer. HELP!!!