Parent complaint.

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  1. Misskelly

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    Hi I am a primary school teacher (year 4). I don't let children go to the loo during lesson time. Would this rule bother you as a parent? One of the mums complained today because I didn't let her daughter go yesterday afternoon.
     
  2. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Yes. It would. :eek:
     
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    Yep. 10/10, would bother.
     
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    Okay now THIS....HAS to be a troll. :charge:
     
  5. Misskelly

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    Why? They are 8 and 9, surely they can hold on until breaktime.
     
  6. Misskelly

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    What?
     
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    jojozwiebel Full Member

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    I understand enforcing this rule because some kids don't actually have to go to the restroom or they just want to leave class, but there is always the chance of an emergency.
     
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  8. Alsosusieq2

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    Nahh, don't second guess this. If it's repetitive then you would need to alert the nurse. There could be a health reason or infection.

    If a child asks to use the restroom, you just say.. sure. Period. It's slightly disruptive, but that's part of being human.

    Edited added - you can literally cause health problems by refraining. You never know what circumstances were prior to class, maybe they couldn't get to the facilities. In my opinion, you owe the parent an apology and don't do this in the future. I remember trying to get to different classes, there's little time.
     
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    This would bother me. Kids not being able to go when they need to can lead to UTI’s and constipation. If you want to pay my doctor bills, you can keep my kid from the bathroom.
     
  10. Dona Worry

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    Honey , I'm 28 and *I* can't always hold it until breaktime.
    This seems like an insanely petty battle to get into with small children.
     

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