teacher wouldnt let daughter go to the toilet

Jemma - posted on 04/21/2017 ( 5 moms have responded )

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At school today, my daughter said she came in from lunchtime and after 15 minutes needed the toilet. She asked the teacher who said no and that she should have gone at lunch. She asked another 3 times and on the last occasion even told the teacher that holding her urine was giving her stomach ache but was still refused.

She had to wait for 1 hour 45 minutes until the end of the day and only just made it.

Have any of you come across this kind of thing before? is the teacher wrong? and should i speak to the school on Monday?

Thanks

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Sarah - posted on 04/26/2017

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I am glad you got some sort of explanation but I'd write a formal complaint about the policy. Kids can go to the restroom in pairs, and that way they can be held accountable for the condition of the facility. I full bladder can be very distracting and I'd be pretty upset if this were my child.

Jemma - posted on 04/24/2017

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Spoke to the school, apparently a lot of children have been messing around in the toilets, so the head has told teachers not to let them out unless they have a note from parents/doctor about a medical problem. Wrote a quick note for my girl to be excused, feel sorry for the other children though.

Michaela - posted on 04/22/2017

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Bladder infections can develop from holding it at any age. Being 9, your daughter probably should have known to try going to the bathroom before class started but still when you gotta go, you gotta go! That teacher was out of line and needs to be reprimanded... I hope things go well on Monday for you...

Michaela - posted on 04/21/2017

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Uh, YES! Definitely speak to the school!! That is child abuse! How old is your child?
Poor baby!

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