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EatDessertFirst Thu 06-Feb-14 21:43:52

DD started Reception in September. No problems until this week.

Every day this week she has come home and 'volunteered' (normally I get an 'I don't know' or 'can't remember' when I ask what she did today) that she has been pushed over by boy X. I ask her if the teacher dealt with it to which she replies 'yes' and we move on. I never mention it to her again that day so as not to plant ideas. She has no marks/bruises and doesn't seem affected in any other way.

My question is, should I approach the teacher at all to see if there is a specific issue between them, or something similar?

Firstly, I realise she is 5, and they do make stuff up or blow stuff out of proportion. Secondly, I have the utmost faith that the strict, but lovely teacher would have dealt with the situation appropriately.

I know the parents, who I am quite friendly with, of Boy X are currently having him assessed for autism, flagged by the school and I don't want to add to their burdens so approaching them is not really an option and I don't think that would be appropriate anyway as the behaviour is confined to school.

I am willing to be told IABU to approach the school at all but please don't obliterate me. I am very happy with the way it is (according to DD) being dealt with and I feel sure I would be told by the school if there was a major problem. This is just opinion gathering to check I shouldn't be MORE concerned about the daily reports.

Thank you in advance wise MNers!

lougle Thu 06-Feb-14 22:09:27

DD1 goes to special school and reported similarly with a girl friend over Christmas and the last few weeks.

I found 'Oh, by the way, DD1 has mentioned several times that X has strangled/pushed/pinched/hit her. Is there an issue between them or is DD1 generally just in the wrong place at the wrong time?' to be effective.

That way, it gives the teacher the chance to say 'oh nothing particular, but I'll keep an eye' or 'We'll keep a special eye on MiniDessert, and we're 'on it'.'

EatDessertFirst Thu 06-Feb-14 22:33:06

Thanks lougle. That seems like a great way of phrasing it. I hope your DD is ok. Xx

lougle Thu 06-Feb-14 22:35:53

She's a toughy smile In her case it's just enthusiastic friendship by someone who doesn't take their strength.

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