So, they hold them back a year so they have the edge in class and ultimately have the advantage in life. It has become a high stakes race in the world of education. If the child is unlucky enough to have a birthday in July he misses out on the class birthday party and is among one of the youngest in his class.
Parents who now hold their kids back on purpose feel that it gives their kids an advantage not only in school and sports but in life generally. They now become a leader in their environment rather than just trying to keep up with the crowd. The parents don’t think that it is cheating the system, they feel that they are doing the best for their child. So what if he is bored.