Would you have a problem with this as a parent?

I am a primary school teacher. I never let children go to the toilet during class time


  • YnnecYnnec ✭✭✭
    You just let them soil or wet themselves?!

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    <div class="QuoteAuthor"><a href="/profile/Ynnec">Ynnec</a> said:</div>
    <div class="QuoteText">You just let them soil or wet themselves?!

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    They just have to wait till break.
  • ClagClag ✭✭✭
    I’m also a teacher. I believe it’s a basic human right to be able to use the toilet. If you need the toilet you struggle to focus on other things.

    If pupils are given the freedom to go as they please they don’t take advantage of this and go at appropriate times. I’ve always told my kids I’d rather they didn’t go in the middle of an explanation or discussion unless they’re unwell. It works well. 
  • NessieNessie ✭✭✭
    As a parent, I most certainly would have a problem with this.  Children will quite often hold on for as long as possible anyway, especially if distracted/involved with an activity.  Stopping them going when they have got to the point of needing to ask risks accidents, especially distressing and embarrassing for a child as old as year 6.  Also, medically, holding urine or faeces in is not healthy. 

    As a teacher, if you have a good relationship with your class, you should know the ones who may take advantage, and deal with them accordingly. 

  • JT141JT141 ✭✭✭
    Enoch Powell and David Cameron would both drink loads of water prior to an important speech. They thought busting for a piss gave their delivery more urgency. You don't won't your kids growing up like either of them twats.
  • RicFRicF ✭✭✭
    I saw it once when the kid was too scared of the teacher to ask. (1968 btw).

    Come to think of it, I was physically assaulted by at least ten different teachers and even a head master during my school years.

    I was never scared of the buggers. Unlike a lot of kids. Seems a lot of them left school with all sorts of mental issues. 
  • Maybe encouraging children to use the toilet before a class start is a good idea?  After all when you became an adult you go to the toilet before a meeting at work,  a flight, a trip on the bus or car, etc.............is called planning. Of course if anyone (whether child or adult) has an emergency the person needs to go but is better to plan ahead. 
  • It's a difficult one as kids will say they 'need to go' just to waste time but giving the benefit of the doubt I would want my kids to be able to go 
  • The toilet is an important part of my existence and should be for the kids too
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