It seems it was just a bit ago we were talking about her last school and the teacher withholding a cookie from her during snack. *Shudder* I have no complaints about the new school, or I haven’t, and now I am worried if I should.
About a month ago one of our neighbors, and one of Charlotte’s little friends, started attending the same school. They are both the same age and love to hang out (when they are not tattling on each other for not sharing). Our neighbor pulled his daughter out of the school and told us he was unsatisfied. News to us because we haven’t had any problems with the school at all.
His daughter said that the teacher pushed her, which you know how kids are, the teacher could have taken her hand and moved her over and it could have been dramatic. You have to take it with a grain of salt. But that isnt what bothers me.
What bothers me is that another little girl in the class asked his little girl to take off her pants. When he approached the school and asked what was going on, the little girl that did it is one of the teachers daughters and he felt they blew him off and disregarded it without any explanation.We like our neighbors and feel they are honest hard working people.
Now all I am thinking about is some little girl there asking other little girls to take off their clothes while they are in the bathroom together.
There have also been some other small instances with our neighbors and the school and they feel they are being treated very disrespectfully and with the story he told, if its accurate, I agree, but I have not personally been treated like that.
Should I say something? I don’t want to jump on gossip, but the whole remove your pants thing actually bothers me. We have started with Charlotte on not letting someone touch her private parts. Its hard because in our house, we are not so private. We change in front of each other and Charlotte and I still take baths together. Nudity is just part of life around here, nothing that is a big deal at all. Now I have to all of a sudden make it a big deal. I need a book recommendation.
How do I balance out talking to her about private parts and not have her ashamed of her body? How do I talk to the school about what could be nothing more than gossip?