OK in the grand scheme of things this is a pretty minor issue, yet it keeps cropping up and I need to get it off my chest.
DS is 6 and likely has ASD, he hates haircuts. I;m sure many of you will realise just how impossible they can get, so he has long hair. No problem for me, I think it's cute, his Dad also has long hair too so I think even without haircuts being a struggle he'd likely have it long.
The problem is he also has a name which is also used as a girls name. When they have substitute teachers they often get his gender wrong. Most kids would probably just correct the teacher and that would be the end of it but DS will not speak at school so doesn't. Several times this year this has led to a couples of the other boys in the class spending the rest of the day calling DS a girl which upsets him and results in him not feeling able to go into the boys toilets.
I've been into school and asked for a note to be made of his gender in the register (which I also did last year so assumed it would have automatically been done) and will let his usual teacher know when I see her at pick up tonight.
Any other ideas how we can get DS to stand up for himself over this, or get the message out to other adults who come into the class.
I;m pretty peeved this morning as I went in to make the request about the register and yet again the reply was yet again "well what he needs is a spiky boy haircut"