Our four-year-and-9-month-old son, Gabby who’s in kindergarten, went home from school yesterday in wet uniform. He voluntarily voided in his shorts because he feared his teacher might scold him. My wife called me at work during my lunch break just to inform me of what happened. For you, this might be petty but for parents like us, it’s not a big issue either but we won’t allow a chance to pass without correcting what needs to be corrected.
As I reached home early evening, our son narrated to us that he felt the urgency to urinate during the time that they were asked to copy writings from the board on their noteboook. Gabby told us, “Sabi ni teacher, pag madalas umihi, may lalabas na dugo sa ihi, kaya di na ako nagsabi ng, teacher may I pee?…”
I wasted no time in writing his teacher a letter regarding the matter….
May we request your consideration and assistance whenever our son, ________(Gabby) feels the urgency to void; kindly allow him to do so.
As medical professionals and educators too, we certainly know that controlling micturition may result to possible infection and / or urinary incontinence. As parents, we’d like to inform you that Gabby is still adjusting on the fact that we just weaned him from wearing of diapers a couple of weeks ago as his age calls for bladder training.
We are bringing this to your attention because our son went home yesterday complaining that he voluntarily voided at his uniform because he feared you might scold him. According to him, you’re telling your preschool class that frequent urination will result to hematuria (blood in the urine) and this is far from being factual.
We’ll appreciate your concern with immediate response and action regarding this matter.
Dr. & Mrs. Santos
As our household help brought our kid to his school this morning, I was told that one of Gabby’s girl classmates also peed in her skirt because of the same scenario.
To say that I and my wife (who’s a nurse-educator) are also strict with our college nursing students is an understatement. We value time, money spent on education and efforts so we’re not power-tripping on them but inculcating discipline in every sense of the word. We may be rigid on rules, but we’re always honest and true to our students and we’re so democratic that we allow them to respond to the “call of nature”. We’re very unlikely Gabby’s teacher. We hope she will consider the consequences of her acts.
If this will be repeated, she’ll get what she deserves!
Sa lahat naman ng pagsasabihan ng tungkol sa maling medikal na aspeto ng pag-ihi, anak ko pa, anak ng pating naman ‘o!