My DD has just emailed to tell me DGS has been sobbing in his bedroom, unable to sleep because his teacher told him today that everybody dies. He keeps saying 'But if you die Mummy I'll be on my own'. He's an only child so he obviously feels very vulnerable.
I'm almost incandescent... he's 5 years old . What flamin' planet is the woman on? Surely the subject of death/dying is something which a small child's parents need to deal with on their own. They know their own children and when the time comes for the subject to be aired (on the death of a dearly loved grandparent perhaps) each parent will decide how they are going to talk about it in a gentle way withinn a home environment. Not in a damned classroom!
I know my DD, she'll go to school tomorrow, guns blazing.. as I would have done at her age, but being older I'm somewhat more sensible now. From past experience I know that a teacher can make a child's life hell on earth if an angry mum dares to challenge them. He's only had this teacher for 3 weeks... he's got the rest of the year to go.
I don't really know how to advise her, but I really do think this teacher has gone too far. What's going to be next... safe sex for six year-olds?
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