Mauricia - posted on 10/25/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
My niece is 5 years old and this morning on the way to school she told me that the teacher called her a baby. I asked her why the teacher did that and she told me that during lunch she did not want to finish her soup and bread (she hates the stuff), the teacher then proceeded to start feeding her and called her a baby in front of her friends. She was very upset about this and even cried the previous evening about the incident. My first response was that calling a 5 year old a baby in front of her friends is very demeaning and causes embarrassment to the child. When I confronted the teacher she said that she does it all the time and no one has ever complained before. Am I right in saying that this type of conduct is wrong and that a teacher of 5 year olds should know better than to embarrass the child in front of her peers?