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#1 of 3 Old 06-17-2012, 10:08 AM - Thread Starter
 
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At my son's school he is in a class for ~18 months to 3 years. One of the boys in the class is a few months over 3. There appears to be a strong push to potty train this boy so he can move to the next class. Is this typical?

Of course I only see the interactions when I do pick up, which is rare, but it seems to me he isn't ready & possibly the parents are shaming him greensad.gif I not sure if the push to train is originating with the parents or the school.

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It's typical that there's a preference for pre-school students in the 3-6 y.o class to be independent with toileting. It isn't typical to push or shame. 

 

A 3-6 y.o. class often has fewer instructors/caregivers than an 18month-3 y.o. class. They are less able to provide one-on-one care for feeding, toileting/diaper changes, etc. 

 

It's possible that this 3 y.o. is more than ready for the work in the 3-6 y.o class and would fit in better with the older students, but he's not able to move yet. It would be a frustrating situation for everyone. I'm not sure you can do anything about it, other than withhold judgement and let the parents and teachers manage. 

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Thanks for the reply; that's good to know. I am trying not to be judgmental, but it's hard when I see some of his interactions with his parents. But I only see him maybe twice a week for 5 minutes.

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