We now have hyper Macaulay education system. Start torture as early as possible. As early as age 2 and lo! The kid is in school!
In reality, each child has different temperament. They are at the earliest ready for any formal activity by age 5. Before it, it is hidden stress.
In Indian culture, we call it उपनयन संस्कार. It generally happens at age 5 or 7 or 9 or 11 (based on child’s proclivity to adapt disciplined life routine). That is when child is introduced to formal education.
“Researchers used surveys filled out by tens of thousands of parents in Denmark, where youngsters typically start kindergarten at the age of six. Those who started aged seven showed lower levels of inattention and hyperactivity, factors known to be influential in improving self-regulation, which in turn is linked to academic achievement. ”
New study suggests we’re sending our kids to school too young
“We found that delaying kindergarten for one year reduced inattention and hyperactivity by 73 percent for an average child at age 11,” explained Stanford’s Thomas Dee in a press release.
“It virtually eliminated the probability that an average child at that age would have an ‘abnormal’, or higher-than-normal rating for the inattentive-hyperactive behavioural measure.” Dee worked with Hans Henrik Sievertsen of the Danish National Centre for Social Research on the report.
Many developed nations are already choosing to push back the age at which children start pre-school, but this is one of the first major studies to look at the potential mental health implications associated with how kids might eventually perform at school.