Stanford study says delaying kindergarten could be beneficial

In this March 10, 2015 photo, teacher Allison Williams works with her kindergarten students in a lassroom at Des Moines Elementary School in Des Moines, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Some good can come from waiting an extra year before enrolling your child in kindergarten.

According to a recent Stanford study, delaying the start of school brings psychological benefits and may reduce hyperactivity.

Some parents choose to delay starting school if they feel their child is not emotionally ready for classroom instruction.

The study focused on mental health outcomes rather than test scores.

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