In New York state, the cutoff birth date is December 1st. In other words, in order to send your child to Kindergarten, they must turn five before December 1st of that year. This creates a weirdness surrounding fall birthdays that not many other states have. Whether your parents decided to send you to school at four or wait another year, if you're born from August to November, you will be either very old for your grade or very young. Unfortunately, I am on the young side of this spectrum. My birthday is Oct. 17 and up until high school, it did not bother me one bit. Now that I am a 19-year-old junior in college, I finally understand the struggle that many of us youngsters feel surrounding our fricken birthday. Here are just a few of them.
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