Our son Hayden is just finishing up his first year of school. The teachers and aids, whom we really like, have suggested we may want to consider keeping him in pre-K for one more year because of social issues. When we asked for clarifications, it seems that he gets frustrated very easily, which we know. It partially comes from his mother (which she admits). They both have quick tempers. He does play well with the other kids, and academically is ready to move on. The only other concern is bathroom issues, mainly that he sometimes requires some help, but that's a minor concern since he'll have help at the new school as well.
Has anyone else had issues with DMD kids being quick to temper? Did it even out with time? Hayden hasn't started on steroids yet, but we're expecting his first shipment of deflazacort any day now. I know that steroids can be said to "turn up the volume" on emotions. We sort of timed it so that we'd have the summer months to get him started on the steroids and evaluate how they are working for him, and if they are worth continuing.
We have a couple weeks to make the decision on holding him back. It would be a bit of an inconvenience (no bus to pre-K), but nothing we can't manage. We're trying to decide what would be best for him. He has several friends in the class he's in that he would continue on with at the new school, but if its best to hold him back, we'd rather do it sooner rather than later.