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Gloves - Is This Child Abuse?

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chillikate Mon 17-Oct-11 20:21:18

This morning DS said his hands were cold and asked me to dig out his gloves for tomorrow.

He's in Reception and I've always before had his gloves on elastic. Hes a little whirlwind and I'm expecting if I don't continue to do this it'll mean a new pair of gloves every day (he goes to after school club at another school so I rely on the teachers to round up his stuff). Is gloves on elastic in Reception child abuse?? Will he be teased for it??

ninah Mon 17-Oct-11 20:22:45

child abuse is a serious issue

TastyMuffins Mon 17-Oct-11 20:23:58

Gloves on elastic or string until he protests otherwise, then you give him two gloves and £1 pocket money to spend on whatever he likes at the end of the week. If he's lost a glove/a pair of gloves, then he can use the £1 to buy a new pair from the pound shop. My year two boy will be having gloves on strings.

Maybe I'm a real meanie mum...

StewieGriffinsMom Mon 17-Oct-11 20:25:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mrz Mon 17-Oct-11 20:25:57

He will lose the gloves and the string grin

cjbartlett Mon 17-Oct-11 20:26:53

I'd get this deleted and start a new thread
You're going to offend people unwittingly

Ilikedrinkingblood Mon 17-Oct-11 20:28:34

Stupid thread title- trivialising something terrible. I'd ask for it to be changed.

mrsshears Mon 17-Oct-11 20:36:42

I agree ilikedrinkingblood
sorry op but you have been very short sighted with your title

GoodAndBluts Mon 17-Oct-11 20:39:29

No it is not child abuse, what an absurd thing to say.

I did the same thing with DS1 when he was at nursery/reception, he never lost his gloves or got teased.

Santac Mon 17-Oct-11 20:45:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

2BoysTooLoud Mon 17-Oct-11 20:48:55

Don't think he will be teased in Reception. When he is 13 he might start to get cross!!

Littlefish Mon 17-Oct-11 20:48:58

I'm an early years teacher and I have my gloves on string! I spend so much time taking my gloves off and putting them back on again when I'm on the playground so I can help with buttons/zips/laces etc. That it seemed a sensible thing to do, to stop me constantly dropping them on the floor.

I also have a fabulous long scarf which has hand pockets in the ends. grin

EricNorthmansMistress Mon 17-Oct-11 20:51:20

Joking about child abuse hmmangry[twat]

onefatcat Mon 17-Oct-11 20:51:59

What a strange question!

thefirstMrsDeVeerie Mon 17-Oct-11 20:54:37

Yes child abuse is a very serious issue but the OP obviously, clearly didnt mean to upset or offend anyone.

Its something people say and lots of people post on MNs too.

So dont be mean <hard stare>

Seriously OP - get it deleted or you may never recover...

onefatcat Mon 17-Oct-11 20:56:30

OK- gloves in Reception on elastic is perfectly normal and common practise.

At what age does it become seriously embarrassing then?

LauraIngallsWilder Mon 17-Oct-11 21:18:12

I agree - very stupid thread title
Id get it deleted or changed.

LauraIngallsWilder Mon 17-Oct-11 21:18:47

Whoknows - sometime during year 2...........

redhighheels Mon 17-Oct-11 22:10:37

What a bunch of miseries - it was obviously a tongue-in-cheek comment/joke

I'm sure elastic on gloves in fine smile

LauraIngallsWilder Mon 17-Oct-11 22:12:46

redhigheels - you werent abused as a child then?

Thought not angry

redhighheels Mon 17-Oct-11 22:37:58

Laura - obviously child abuse is a very serious matter

but this was obviously a tongue-in-cheek comment by the OP

mrsshears Mon 17-Oct-11 22:47:13

Still could have had a little more thought behind it though redhighheels

LauraIngallsWilder Mon 17-Oct-11 22:48:28

If as a child you were abused, then that memory and its effects stay with you forever. It lingers like a stain on your life whatever you try to do to get rid of it, it never quite goes.
Therefore if there is a mention of childabuse on the radio/tv, conversation with friends or a thread title on MN you cant help but think of your own memories and you cant help but feel sad and upset about a child who may be suffering needlessly.
So if someone starts a thread, a thread that is absolutly nothing to do with childabuse (but is in fact about gloves.....) it is upsetting, unnecessarily upsetting for those of us who have experienced abuse AND for those of us who havent but who are capable of a degree of compassion for others.

Childabuse is never ever a suitable subject to make a tongue in cheek comment about.

StewieGriffinsMom Mon 17-Oct-11 22:52:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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