My sons teacher emailed me

Discussion in 'Childhood and Beyond (4+)' started by cm301263, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. cm301263

    cm301263 Well-Known Member

    Today, I received an email from my sons teacher. While the boys were taking a bathroom break, one of the kids told the teacher that my son, showed him his privates in the bathroom. When she approached my son and asked him if he did, he said yes that he had.
     
    She told me that it is VERY normal for 5 yr old boys to start to discover their body parts but could I please discuss with him that it is not appropriate to "show" others. Of course I told her that I would but I have to admit that my heart sank when I heard that he had done that. Oh the joys of parenting!
     
  2. mama_dragon

    mama_dragon Well-Known Member

      Its normal.  It really is.... I had to be that parent I pre-K and let the teacher know that some of the kids were doing a you show me yours and I'll show you mine behind the playhouse.  One of the boys told me about it and said he wouldn't do it (he is shy).  If it had been the other one he would have been sure.... ugh.  I didn't care that much and knew it was perfectly normal but I could see some parent getting their panties in a wad over it.  But I did have several extra discussions with them on private parts. 
     
    Of course my shy kid in preschool touched tongues with the owners daughter behind the playhouse.  He was 3.  Sigh.  He told me it was gross and her idea. 
     
  3. Rollergiraffe

    Rollergiraffe Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    My 6 year olds (nearly 7 year olds) just did this at the playground with a pal. I didn't find out about it until the next day (even though I was theoretically supervising them, but they were having a little ... ahem.... tete a tete behind the slide). Thank god it was a good friend so I could be mortified while she was just glad it wasn't her kid who started it. But I completely know that heart sunk feeling... I almost always have a note in someone's backpack at the end of the day. And I promise you, I never let anything slide without a discussion or consequences, but it still just goes on all the time.
     
  4. kingeomer

    kingeomer Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    It is mortifying...when my daughter was in pre-k, so 4 or 5, she had to use the bathroom but needed help wiping.  Rather than pulling her pants back up and asking the teacher for help, she decides to leave the bathroom and do a booty dance for her teacher and the class.  The teacher thought it was funny and I wanted the ground to eat me up.
    Needless to say, we discussed better ways to handle the situation.
     
    It is very normal.
     
  5. sharongl

    sharongl Well-Known Member

    That is totally normal behavior.  The issue is that you discuss that it isn't appropriate.  It sounds like the teacher handled it perfectly.  Kids do stuff like that all the time, it isn't something to discipline over, but rather teach appropriate behavior.
     
  6. LilaLevering

    LilaLevering New Member

    Its very common for the kids to behave like this, we should try and explain to them that its not a good thing to do and they shouldn't do it in future.
     
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