So this is what happened today
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|Fri, 05-29-2009 - 12:05pm|
I got a call from the "behavior specialist" at Joey's school and she said I needed to come in for a meeting because there had been some "inappropriate touching". (Remember the whole back scratching incident?) My stomach dropped immediately. I thought Joey had been touching one of the girls or something. Turns out a little boy (one who came to Joey's party) touched Joey's privates in the bathroom. I didn't know what to think at first. You know my first initial thought was "why is your kid touching my kid??". I was angry at first. I can't EVER see Joey doing that to another kid. But you never know, I guess.
I had to meet with his teacher, the two behavior specialists, the vice principal and the other parents. The other little boy was apparently molested back in October by the babysitter's 14 year old son. :( He is now in counseling. The parents looked completely shaken and had already made a call to have an emergency visit with the counselor. My heart broke for these poor people. I got all teary-eyed and Joey's teacher said "please don't start" and grabbed the box of kleenex. lol *sigh*
I am sad for the other kid. It's terrible but the other part of me is like WHY did it have to be MY kid??!! Ya know. Honestly, I don't think it's THAT big of a deal for Joey. For the other kid, yes. I think that since they are both 6 years old and it's a normal age to be curious, it's not like I'd really say Joey got molested or anything.
Joey stayed at school, the other boy went home. I had a talk with Joey before I left. I told him he was very right by going to tell the teacher. That he didn't do anything wrong and it's not his fault at all. That he's not in trouble. That he doesn't need to tell everyone about this. That it's private. And that he knows that he should NEVER touch anyone else like this. Then I told him again about good touching and bad touching.
I told my mom about it and she doesn't think I should make a huge deal out of it that I should ask him when he gets home if he wants to talk about it and if he doesn't to just let it go.
That's basically what the specialists said at school.
What do you ladies think? Anyone have any experience with this in this age group?
I can't see this being a thing that Joey would go and repeat.