Why Parents are Planning for Autumn Births | Harriet Hirschler

Annabel Heseltine find that smart parents are planning for autumn births to fit with the academic school year.

It’s a fine thing when the date your baby is born on becomes a political and educational issue, but that is exactly what has happened because of concerns that babies born later in the academic year will be disadvantaged for life. The argument is that there is a considerable difference in maturity between a child of just four years old and a child rising five. Both are required to start school at the same time, in the academic year after their fourth birthday, and the younger…

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