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Should I hold my Grade R child back a year?

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As 2020 comes to an end, parents of children in Grade R are gearing up for "big school" next year. 

But what if your child isn't quite ready yet? How would you know, and what happens if you choose to hold them back a year? 

Parent24 chatted to Rachel Carey, a children's occupational therapist based in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, to find out more about the reasons parents might choose - or teachers might suggest - to hold their child back a year.

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