Originally Posted by CookieMonsterMommy
I told her that DeVante was very upset, and she said "Well, the really good thing is that no one really saw him after he had the accident-it wasn't a big deal" (way to minimize a 6 year old's feelings!) I explained to her that yes, people did notice, because he had to call out to her that he wet himself, and he was accompanied to the nurses office by a female classmate, and was forced to sit in his own urine for about 20 minutes for everyone to see and smell, and we thought that was a big deal.
She says....ready for this?
"Maybe, since he was homeschooled until now he just needs to get used to the routines and customs of being in a class a little better" : This is the same woman who, 3 days ago, told me my son was getting along nicely, is a pleasure, is fully oriented,
So, yeah, I'll be talking with someone higher up, because this really is more of a safety issue than I 1st considered, and the teacher was not helpful at all.
Any advice/support? My family (mother and father) are both saying "Oh would you just drop it already"...they never once stood up for me, my issues and feelings and safety were never important enough, and I don't want my son to know what that feels like...so I'd really like only supportive advice from this point on, as I've already made my decision to try and change this stupid policy as well as get an apology from the school nurse.
Thank you all,
All I can reply to the above bolded type is Oh my ever loving God! I am SO FED UP with this asinine response teachers/school staff give.
For what it's worth, my child hasn't been homeschooled, but apparently because DH and I practice a gentler way of parenting she has less social skills and is timid for their liking.
I don't know, if *I* was forced to stay out of the classroom in the morning until I emptied my bag of books and lunchbag to carry it all in my little 6 yr old arms, I'd be freaking out too.............needless to say I am preparing my wording for a meeting on that one come December. I am so utterly with you on the taking it to a higher level. I plan to as well. I'm even on parent council if for no reason other than to be able to be in on things and have at it when need be with principal who herself is a moron...she took the side of a grade 6 recently when this kid was *touching and picking up and carrying on* with my dd and her friends...luring them to side of yard they were not supposed to be.....she says "oh hey that kid is nice...your kid is just 6 and doesn't understand" Yeah ok you wentch. I have taught my kid good touch bad touch and ANY touch that is not comfy is to be reported..but they ignored her.
You have to be so on top of this crap it is scary, and angering.
Hang in there mama. Keep copies of all that you write, meet with principal, then go higher up until you get AN APOLOGY and the rules at least are looked over and revised.