Many Latina moms are also choosing to redshirt their kids. Tammy Peña decided to allow her son to repeat kindergarten after he’d struggled in it the first time around. She says it turned out to be the best decision her family ever made. Her son went on to become a “mostly straight-A student”. Mom Kendra Paredes Hayden, did likewise with her son, at the request of her school district (which recommended younger boys, but not girls, be redshirted) and says it was a great decision. Margarita Eric-Chapman redshirted both her kids and says, “It made a great difference all around.”

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