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Am I being silly?

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2Siobhan Tue 23-Nov-10 21:13:16

Today a child in ds's class said bye to ds and said "Goodbye Mr Tumble" I don't know if they were teasing and can't get it of my mine. Ds has a sal disorder and is in reception and am a bit anxious about how he is getting on with his peers as it is something he finds difficult.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 23-Nov-10 21:29:35

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anotherbrickinthewall Tue 23-Nov-10 21:39:19

oh no, exactly the sort of thing that would tie me up in knots. but rather than torture yourself about it, I would try and ignore in case a one-off, but if it happens again, then chat to the teacher about it in a gentle way, not all guns blazing.

2Siobhan Tue 23-Nov-10 21:39:19

He doesn't sign himself but the teachers may be using it with him. Think I am being sensitive today he didn't understand/notice so isn't bothering him. I had the opportunity to watch him a play time today which upset me a bit.

Spinkle Tue 23-Nov-10 21:52:55

Awwww... I could see why you feel upset. Who knows why kids say things?

A girl in my class was a peer of my DS in Nursery. I mentioned him one day to the class and she piped up 'I remember him, he was crazy and shouted a lot'

I replied he was had autism and couldn't help it.

She's only 6 and wasn't being horrible just horribly horribly blunt.

It's not nice and I wish I could protect DS from the other kids, but I can't. Happily, he doesn't notice at the moment.

I also watched him at playtime - and vowed never to do it again - made me cry.

USoRight Tue 23-Nov-10 22:46:21

It may have been said in an affectionate way? I really dont think very young children would have the sophistication to use this in a sarcastic way. (I am assuming DS is young??)

After all little kids love Mr Tumble, and it could be associated with his use of Maketon.

2Siobhan Wed 24-Nov-10 01:05:02

Thanks for all your replys I just think I needed to talk about it. Dp just laughed and made a joke about ds being like Ralph from Simpsons he didn't mean it in a bad way but still not nice. I really miss nursery, he was in a language group and didn't seem as different :-(

signandsay Wed 24-Nov-10 07:04:05

Can understand your upset,

But if it helps, my ds does sign, and gets lots of attention, and Mr tumble gets brought up quite a lot, but never been meant in a negative way, as right says Mr T appears to be loved by all and sundry...

If it was older kids saying it I would be worried, but his peers have always meant it well.

mariagoretti Thu 25-Nov-10 22:41:37

Well, I have a dc in reception (the NT one) and wouldn't be too surprised to hear her say this type of odd thing or have it said to her. Does your dc have a TA who you trust and could ask to keep an eye on things?

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