Different country's have different values. Unless the entire country one is living in seems emotionally damaged, it's a bit sweeping to say their way of raising kids is damaging. It's different than our way, but that doesn't make it wrong or damaging.
I'm not sure what would be best for the blue daisy's daughter. I don't know if this transition would be easier in another semester or year, or if it would be harder. Not all kids magically find this transition easier because the are older.
But I did make the choice to homeschool in a similar situation, and looking back, I regret it.