When did you start school?
My kids are 2 and 10 months, so we havent started school yet (although we are touring a Montessori school in Feb for our 2 year old...I'm so excited!). But recently my sister had an experience where she was basically scolded by an authority figure because her 3 year old isn't in preschool. She did register her daughter but the school had no openings so she has to wait till next year. I am of the opinion that children are being forced into structured school settings much too early and have absolutely no problem with parents who wait to put their littles into school until they are 6 or even 7 years old. (Many kids who start early end up being held back anyway...). I dont think it was appropriate for this person to comment on my sisters decision about school. It's really no ones business in my opinion and as far as I'm aware there are no laws requiring children to start school by a certain age or that require kids to attend pre-school. I'd like to hear some other perspectives. Was this comment out of line or do you think it's important to be more pro-active in getting your kids in school at an early age?