Michelle - posted on 10/17/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
My 5 year old went to preschool for two years and didn't have any bathroom accidents. Now that she is kindergarden at a new school she has. She comes home saying her teacher doesn't let them use the bathroom at times during the day and if they say it's an emergency the teacher either takes away thier play time for "taking away her time" or embarresses them in front of the class by telling everyone they couldn't wait until the proper break time. Because of this she had a accedent trying to hold it. Even worse she didn't tell the teacher for a hour until they went outside to play and she was cold!!! I've talked to the teacher twice now and she recommended my daughter talking to the school counsler. The counsler said she is unsure why my daughter is having these fears because they are untrue. I called some other moms and asked if thier kids have had any bathroom issues. One child had a acedent and went home in her wet pants because she didn't want the teacher to know and another said her son was cring at home that he was worried it would happen to him. I know theres stregth in numbers but these other moms don't want to "be that mom" or "ruffle feathers." How can I get them to go to the pricipal with me about this issue? Obviously the counsler is one the teachers side. I don't want my daughter to be worried about this, or worse give herself a UTI trying to hold it all day!