What has happened to my princess ? She is 6 years old in August and one of the youngest in her class. She hasn’t been exposed to much of the bad things that go on in school and I was dreading the day she would hear a swear word or hear anything of a sexual nature. But today was a different day. I picked her up from school and she told me that she had been to the reflection room at school. She knows if she goes in there she would be in big trouble with me and Daddy. So when I asked her what she was sent in there for I was amazed and really upset with her answer. She told me she had been caught swearing with her finger. I asked her what she meant and she put her middle finger up to me and said “I did this.”
I was so upset and so cross that she had found out something so rude, my first instinct was to ask where she had heard this. Apparently an older boy in the school had shown her this hand gesture and said to her ” you should do this to your mummy when you get home.” I was really upset so I hope I did the right thing. I went to see her teacher and I explained that she had been put in the reflection room for something another child had told her to do, and that she really had never seen or heard anything like this before and that she didn’t know what she was doing. The teacher was not very happy (as a dinner lady put her in the room and did not tell her) and said she would deal with it. Now I am home and I have thought about this I am still quite cross. I know I am probably being a bit over protective but I just think we should protect our children for as long as we can. I wonder what other mums think about this. Do you think I am right to be upset or am I over reacting?? I know we can not protect our children from all the bad things in life, and its probably more important how I deal with the aftermath of this kind of situation. But I just feel really sad that my little princess is growing up too quick.