In the same vein they are also the oldest in their school year and will sit their exams later in life than their counterparts and also be older when they finish school (I was a July baby-very young in my year, my brother an October baby- very old in his).
I actually liked being one of the youngest TBH.
ETA- Sorry if the article mentioned this, no time to read before work!
Well , I live in Scotland and our cut off date for schooling is Feb 28, so my youngest whos birthday is in March didn't go to school umtil he was 5 years and 5 months. However, a friend of mine really thought her LO was ready the year before and she applied to get her in early, so she was 4 years and 5 months.
IMO, Children devlelop at different stages in life and are all individuals and should therefore be treated as such, my son really needed the xtra year, due to having glue-ear and subsequent recurrent ear infections, ENT and hospital appointments and due to prolonged deafness he had speech problems too. He now is primary 3 and doing really well at school, he no longer has ENT or speech therapy, or ear infections or any deafness so it was very good for him to have another nursery year to catch up.
My friend's LO, now in High School (exams this year) likewise, loved school from the off, and has coped very well with the workload despite being the youngest in the class.
Someone else mentioned too, schools aren't so rigid nowadays with most areas individualising each child's learning, so that they can learn at their own speed and don't either get bored waiting for the rest of the class to catch up; or lag behind and get lost along the way.
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