14 September 2016

Delaying entry to Kindergarten may lower risk for ADHD

This is a controversial topic because for many reasons:

  • There is a push to have children school ready younger and younger
  • Child care is expensive, enrolling in school provides free child care
  • Many have had positive experiences enrolling early
  • Many have had negative experiences in enrolling later
And let's keep in mind this study was conducted by Danish National Center for Social Research, so their findings may not be applicable to North America, nonetheless, this one section stands out to me:
"In addition to improved mental health of children who are not enrolled in kindergarten until age six, instead of age five, emotional and social skills show improvement, as well."
Read the media release in the Inquistr.