We have moved three months ago from one state to another and my two youngest boys one is in kindergarten and the other 1st grade came to a school that was more advanced then where they were previously at. The school (which I love) is recommending retention for both of them so they can get caught up. I am worried about the effects on them . I understand they are young and it is better to do it know then maybe two years from now when they are still behind but the teachers say if I do it now next year the boys will have confidence because they will know it all and will be at the "top of the class" instead of not liking school because they are behind. I would like anybody's input on this especially if their children went through it and how it worked out for the children second time around.