When I saw the headline "Not Holding Back: Why I didn't Redshirt My Kindergarten-Age Son"...I thought:
"Because he's too young to get eaten by a green slobbering space monster?"
"Because even though he's short, there's no guarantee that 'random surges in gravometric particle-waves' will go over his head"?
"Because Starfleet let one under-age ensign onto the bridge, and that is entirely enough?" (BTW, Will Wheton is all grown up and is made of awesome)
Have you all heard about this? Parents holding back their kids from starting kindergarten until age six so that they can be better at sports?