Hello-I'm new here so bear with me! I have 2 May babes-5 and 3. My son was in a Montessori preschool for 2 mornings a week this past year. We had hopes that we could send him full time, but bought a house and have no way to support the 8000/year for 2 children. That said, I always thought I would homeschool, but am finding that I might not have it in me. I stay home except for teaching 3-5 classes a week, so am gone a max of 10 hours a week. My children are both brilliant (of course!) and Noah is more than academically ready for kindergarten, but has always been on the higher need end of the scale. I just found out that our school, which I have heard lovely things about, only offers full time kindergarten and it is making me sick with worry. He had a hard time with 2 mornings until the very end of the school year, and the idea of setting a 5 year old up as an little 8-2 worker is frightening to me. My husband says it will be good for him and that I need to let him grow up, but it seems as if they are growing up too fast if a kindergartener has to be at school all day...Has anyone had any repercussions from keeping their little ones out a year? I know this won't hurt him academically as we do a lot of schooling at home, but I don't want to hurt him socially.