Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Too many school children in nappies

Rising numbers of children are starting school in nappies. Why is this happening??
Apparently, the answer is that parents think it is the schools job to toilet train!!! Teachers are saying that parents are saying they are too busy to teach them simple life skills, including things like putting on a coat.The survey was carried out by Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, who found that teachers are spending an increasingly large amount of time clearing up "accidents", instead of spending time with teaching the children who can do things alone.

Whilst it is true that this is shocking, it is important to remember that not all parents are being lazy! Children start school at 4 years old, some of them having literally just turned four and accidents still happen!! Some parents have problems potty training their child and literally struggle with the process, yet within this news, they are labelled as "Lazy"

Although I do agree that it is important that children are potty trained before starting school, I feel perhaps that schools could offer some sort of support for parents who are seriously struggling with the process. I understand how frustrating it can be trying to teach when there are accidents to be dealt with, but there must be some solution to help these children and their parents to tackle the issue.

What is your take on this news??

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