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Ok to make a child clear up their own sick?

(135 Posts)
FannyMcAdams Fri 01-Dec-17 21:50:37

I’d like some advice from parents out there please.

If your child woke during the night and was suffering bad sickness and diarrhoea and vomited in their bed (top bunk). Would you make them (still feeling very sick) climb back up the ladder with a bin bag and make them strip their bed and clean the mess up?
My next question is: would you expect this to happen to your child in a paid JUNIOR boarding school?
After cleaning the mess up the child was taken to the school medical centre where they continued to suffer more sickness.

I’d appreciate as many views as possible before I take matters further and to ensure I’m not overreacting.

CauliflowerSqueeze Fri 01-Dec-17 21:52:58

No of course not.

Sounds like a scene from Dotheboys Hall.
Jesus Christ.

Moogletea Fri 01-Dec-17 21:53:10

Not ok

ErmagherdWerfWerfs Fri 01-Dec-17 21:53:23

No. That’s horrible 😟

Biddlyboo Fri 01-Dec-17 21:53:56

No way. That’s horrible op. Your poor dc! sad

doodlejump1980 Fri 01-Dec-17 21:54:05

Surely the housemasters are in loco parentis, so I would say that was a very cruel thing to do when the child is obviously unwell. Disgraceful. although if it was self-induced teenage drinking I might be of a different opinion

Neolara Fri 01-Dec-17 21:54:31

No. That's pretty terrible.

DulliDulli Fri 01-Dec-17 21:54:33

No. Definitely not ok.

MartysHere Fri 01-Dec-17 21:54:50

No. That's awful.

Godotsarrived Fri 01-Dec-17 21:55:28

Absolutely not! What a vile thing to do to a child. Cruelty. Simple cruelty,

LovingLola Fri 01-Dec-17 21:55:35

No. It is far from ok.
But then again I am not a fan of boarding schools so nothing would surprise me about them.

Panting Fri 01-Dec-17 21:56:16

No. Despicable. As if it’s a choice to be sick and that’s a punishment. In fact, that would be a huge warning sign to me about the ethos of the school.

How old is the child?

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 01-Dec-17 21:56:25

Definitely not okay. Really unacceptable and unkind.

SandAndSea Fri 01-Dec-17 21:58:14

Absolutely not. Completely unacceptable. Hiw is going that caring for the child? I would remove the child from that environment asap.

SandAndSea Fri 01-Dec-17 21:58:54

*How is that caring for the child?

Thebluedog Fri 01-Dec-17 21:59:03

Never! Absolutely not

Caulk Fri 01-Dec-17 22:00:02

Obviously that’s unacceptable. You know it it. Just talk to the school....

Pastaagain78 Fri 01-Dec-17 22:00:32

No. That is NOT OK. Poor child.

Badhairday1001 Fri 01-Dec-17 22:01:03

No, absolutely not ok. I would never make my own children do that and would certainly not make any children in my care do it.
I am a teacher in a residential school and have cleared up plenty of sick during lessons. Snot and spit too for that matter! It's part of the job! I know if the children who are residents are sick then staff clear up and help get the child cleaned up too.

tabulahrasa Fri 01-Dec-17 22:01:39

Can an adult get up to change it?

I used to have to send a child up to strip the top bunk when they had bunk beds because I just couldn't get up there to do it, I'm too tall.

Flinkyflonk Fri 01-Dec-17 22:02:11

That's outrageous sad poor child. I'd be livid with the school.

BarbarianMum Fri 01-Dec-17 22:04:21

Yes, actually that is exactly what I would expect from a junior boarding school. That's why the kids grow up so independent damaged .

Rahrahcantdo Fri 01-Dec-17 22:06:46

Shocked. This is horrifying. Poor child. Disgraceful.

dantdmistedious Fri 01-Dec-17 22:06:57

The poor child. Of course it's not ok.

fabulous01 Fri 01-Dec-17 22:08:01

This can’t be a real post
No way could that happen

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