How old is Echemendia? in College Wrestling Posted May 6 · Report reply 11 hours ago, matts1w said: Serious question, why would you not want your kid to be the oldest in his or her class? It seems to me the positives far, far outweight the negatives- physically, emotionally, socially... Even if your kid isnt an athlete, doesn't it make more sense? (That is a serious question. Please tell me why it isnt. I would love to understand more.) My ex- and I should have done that for our 10-year-old son. He's was diagnosed as being dyslexic, along with other developmental bench marks he was constantly missing. We knew something was off when he was a toddler, but the push was made to have him in school as quickly as possible. He is one of the youngest kids in his grade, where not enrolling him right away, making him one of the oldest boys in his grade. That decision would have helped him tremendously and I regret not doing it when we had the chance. Giving boys an extra year to develop emotionally is backed by a ton of great science. I'm all for it for them, but not as a thin veil for athletic success at age group level.