Do preschooler/kindergartener boys generally know/use the concept of toilet seat up while using potty for pee in school? For eg my DD wanted to use the bathroom in her KG classroom today while having our tour and I noticed that the seat was up. (A boy had used the bathroom before her) I put the seat down and told her to go use the bathroom. In my house I dont have boys and DH always puts the seat down after use. So I never brought this issue with my DD who has been attending a private preschool for past 2 years. It suddenly occured to me whether my DD would know or not that she needs to put the seat down in order for her to use the potty. What if she has used the potty in her preschool with the seat up? What if she has directly sat on the bowl itself? I dont know whether I should ask her this and tell her the concept of seat up/down thing? should I explain to her that in KG if she finds the seat up she needs to put it down before using the potty?View Thread
I have explained to her now ( shes in KG now ) but dont know whether I should have told her much earlier at age 3 when I'd started sending her to preschool. I dont know what she did in preschool ( which kinda irks me. )All I'd taught her was to wipe from front to back and washing hands after potty. It never occured to me about this seat thing being up until now.View Thread
My DD just started KG and she takes the school bus in the morning. Now heres the thing...The school has 3 entrances to get in. Main Entrance 1 is in front of the school, Main entrance 2 is on the side of the school and entrance 3 ( which directly leads to cafeteria room ) is also on the side but its a small entrance. My DD and other kindergarteners have to line up in the cafeteria so all KGs enter door no 3 after getting down the school bus. During the tour I'd asked about where the bus would drop her etc and I was told by the side of the school ( which has entrance 2 and 3 ) and there are staff to guide them to the door once they get down. So I did not explain which exact door my DD needs to take ( 2 or 3 )...( didnt want to confuse her also ). On the first day of school I went to school just to make sure which door they enter and I saw DD enter door 3 into the cafeteria. after she came back from school I just told her that she needs to enter the school through door 3 ( the one that she went in that day )But the next day she said she walked "little further" coz she didnt look properly and got lost. But she realised and went inside the school. Now I am feeling really bad for not "showing" her the exact door that she needs to enter after getting down the bus. I should have specifically asked the staff on tour day and maybe showed her so that she wont forget. I just assumed that there will be staff there to guide them. If she enters door 2 then she will not know how to go to the cafeteria. I am just feeling very bad.
I understand what you are saying. My 5 yr old DD is an only child and she is used to getting all the attention from me. my DH works FT, sometimes overtime. She was very shy to begin with but her preschool has helped her open up. She is still working on it but shes getting there. She is also very sensitive and emotional which we are still working on. She likes to make friends but gets fixated on just one and when her friend plays with some one else my DD gets upset and hurt. My DD is smart academically but not so good at social skills. I dont blame her coz I myself dont socialize much. I am very reserved and a quiet person. I have anxiety and OCD issues too, so doesnt help me or my DD either. I sometimes get very anxious over small stuff ( I have already been labelled as the crazy one here), yell at my DD then feel very bad abt it.
I am planning to have another baby only becoz my DD wants and needs a sibling...In the long term she will benefit from it. I am just not ready- physically or emotionally. but DH insists we have another one. I am a SAHM and I just feel depressed.
I think its too soon to think abt ADD. Just give your DD some time.View Thread
Yes She did!! I posted it in the wrong board though. I mean its okay..You can judge me however you like. My sister was very rude to me when I brought up my anxiety and OCD issues with her, you all I dont even know. So it doesnt hurt anymore when you all pass comments that hurt me.View Thread
I have used the handicapped stall couple of times ( others were unavailable and she just had to go ) and also bec it has more room...Is the toilet seat in handicapped aisle more higher than the others...is that why her underwear touches the front of the toilet? It grosses me out when that happens, of course the clothes go in the laundry later but until then she wears them. So just looking into what other moms do for their DDs.View Thread
Speaking of toilets at public restrooms, what do you all do for your DD to sit on? I usually wipe the toilet seat and then hold her on the seat until shes done but most of the times her underwear and/or pants touch the front of/under the toilet bowl. I always worry of her geting any germs or infections bec of this. Even if I were to use a seat cover it doesnt cover the front of the toilet. How can I prevent this? Any ideas?View Thread
The other day in preschool my DD went to use the potty and she wet her pants and it was in her bag among her fresh clothes ( Wonder what the teachers are doing ) I asked her how she wet her pants and she said, "The water splooshed from the potty and her pants got wet" I didnt get it...was the potty blocked and the water just came out..she says the water came out of the pottyand thats how her pants got wet. Should I ask her teacher what exactly happened or just let it be. She had changed her pants though.View Thread
I am only worried for her at her school as teachers will not help. Should I ask the teacher in helping me to teach her how to do it? Should I involve her teachers in educating her? Maybe coming from the teacher herself she will learn better.View Thread