To agree with this mail article
fourmeatpies · 27/06/2015 15:05
It's written by a fellow teacher and is nappy at school related, so those that find these things a touchy subject might not want to check it out.
Why is it increasing, when will it stop? These subjects really need to be talked about instead of swept under the rug.
ILoveMyMonkey · 27/06/2015 15:21
I do think the article is slightly (or maybe a lot!) exaggerated. She's talking about 5 year olds so reception aged children and reckons that in 2 years she had 11 children in nappies?! I just don't buy it! In the last 7 years at my school we've only had 2 reception children in nappies both with severe learning difficulties. I'm not saying nappies in reception doesn't happen but not to the extent she's making out. Therefore yes YABU to agree with the daily fail
ShellyF · 27/06/2015 15:23
Schools don't have an issue with non trained children who have additional needs.We expect to support children who are in nappies for medical reasons . There is usually a plan in place before starting school.
It is not fair to say it is middle class parents, in my experience there have been children from a whole variety of backgrounds.
WhirlpoolGalaxyM51 · 27/06/2015 15:23
If it's about recep children, some of them are only just over 4 when they start school, and some do have accidents. Well lots really. It happens. It happened years ago too, I remember kids having accidents when I was in infants so that's 35 years ago.
Jasonandyawegunorts · 27/06/2015 15:23
The numbers don't add up, they work out as almost a child in nappies at 4 and 5 (Presumably over a year, it doesn't say two years, 3?). The person claims to have had 11 children in nappies?
I don;t really want to read it what does it say?
I've had to have a changing table installed in the class room!!!!
nothingbuttreble · 27/06/2015 15:26
I wasn't fully toilet trained when I started school.
I have no idea why. I am NT to my knowledge and leaned towards the older side of the year group rather than the younger.
Wouldn't have been sent in nappies, but I do remember having wet pants on numerous occasions - don't ever remember poo ever featuring but I used to wet myself right up to being six or seven.
I think I was just lazy.
PandasRock · 27/06/2015 15:29
Given the poor state of early intervention and diagnosis for special needs, I am not in the least surprised that the number of children 'with no additional needs' starting reception in nappies is rising. My child could easily have been one of them, if I hadn't pushed and pushed for assessment and not accepted being pushed from pillar to post.
I have yet to come across a parent who leaves a child in nappies after about 3 'out of laziness'. Nappies are more work, and bloody expensive.
MrsDeVere · 27/06/2015 15:31
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DoJo · 27/06/2015 15:34
None of it rings true and I certainly haven't seen any evidence of this amongst the people I know who teach. Presumably the 1,600 children are all going to this 'teacher's' school seeing as they are so statistically skewed to have had 11 in two years! Laying the blame solely at the mothers' feet, noting the 'class' of every parent involved and insisting that there are no issues at play other than 'laziness' is just a tabloid goldmine for comment section frothers and those who are always on the look-out for another excuse to bad-mouth women (and middle class women at that - the worst kind of all!) and blame them for everything that is wrong in the world.
Quiero · 27/06/2015 15:38
It is an entirely made up article. fourmeatpies, why don't you come back and tell us which part of the entirely made up article you agree with?
To be fair I didn't read to the end either as I got distracted by the sidebar of shame. Apparently a female celebrity I've never heard of was seen with no make up and no bra on her hols on her own balcony - what a slattern!
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