Teacher humiliating reception child for wetting pants

(62 Posts)
TalkingToTheWoodlice Fri 18-Jan-13 00:02:16

In front of the whole class. It's always wrong isn't it? However often the child does it and whether or not the teacher thinks it was avoidable. I know the answer really but I need galvanizing to report it.

elliejjtiny Mon 21-Jan-13 13:05:39

That's awful, definately report it. Accidents happen in reception, DS2's teacher comes out with 2-3 carrier bags with wet pants in every day to hand out to the parents.

torychicetc Mon 21-Jan-13 14:25:42

Awful really awful could put a young child off enjoying school

steppemum Mon 21-Jan-13 14:32:01

my poor dd1 ws always having accidents in reception. The TA was lovley and looked after her and reminded her about going to the loo etc. I would have been heartbroken to have this humiliation for her. A child who repeatedly wets themselves needs help not telling off sad

That's awful sad poor child. Teacher in wrong job if she can't handle the odd accident it happens. Report!!!

Moominsarehippos Mon 21-Jan-13 14:40:43

What a shame! I peed my pants in year 1 all over my chair. It was at the end of the day and I very very carefully put my chair up on my table (as we did at the end of the day). No one ever told me off for it though!

happynewmind Mon 21-Jan-13 15:01:48

"snowybrrr Mon 21-Jan-13 12:45:40
It depends.You were only there as a helper.You don't know the whole story wrt this child

Its a four year old girl!
How on earth is standing a child on a carpet and leaving them wet for free minutes and humiliating them infront of their classmates going to do anything other than make the child more anxious and more likely to wet!

Children who have a huge deal made out of wetting either day or night take much longer to get dry because anxiety makes the situation MUCH worse.

snowybrrr Mon 21-Jan-13 15:49:48

You don't know the history of the child.Some kids wet because they can't be bothered to go to the toilet or because they want attention.The teacher may bw working with the parent/HV oe paediatrician and have been told to give no sympathy or positive attention to the child.

That's true no one does know the history but I think it is possible to not give positive attention without humiliating the child. Surely it would just involve not giving any attention at all. A quick clean up- no talking kind of thing.

cory Mon 21-Jan-13 16:26:17

snowybrrr Mon 21-Jan-13 15:49:48
"You don't know the history of the child.Some kids wet because they can't be bothered to go to the toilet or because they want attention.The teacher may bw working with the parent/HV oe paediatrician and have been told to give no sympathy or positive attention to the child. "

In that case she is hardly following instructions if she is ranting to the child about germs in front of the whole class. The paed will be fuming if he finds out. Is it possible that a teacher could be so stupid as to think this if carrying out instructions about not giving positive attention? I wouldn't like to think it.

Poor child, yes we don't know the whole story which is why we haven't all marched down there demanding the teacher resgin immediately (though we might like to). As a parent helper it is not the OP's place to be disciplining the teacher, but it is her duty to report to the head teacher, they can then discuss with the teacher the 'full situation' and devise an appropriate plan of action. As she has done, well done OP.

*resign

happynewmind Tue 22-Jan-13 14:41:22

When we were having problems consultant said not to make a big deal, to change and say nothing, no positive and no negative attention.

I can't imagine any consultant recommending a FOUR year old is humiliated infront of the whole class, anxiety makes it worse never Mind opening up to bullying.

I can't imagine ANY situation where this would be ok for a infant child.

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