My 5 year old, Kindergartner, just told me that a boy in another class calls her his “girlfriend”. And then the Principle said what a cute couple they made. She called him her boyfriend too. I know some people will say that this is a normal part of growing up but I disagree. I am really against this.
I guess what really freaked me out what that she woke up from her nap today screaming and crying and when I asked her what happened she said “I can’t tell you.” She said someone hurt her. I asked who and tried not to push but then once she was fully woken up she said she couldn’t remember. I really can’t say if it was coincidence or what but I do know that outside of the time she is at school she does not leave our sight.
I just a have a big knot in my stomach. It occurred to me that we haven’t even talked with our daughter about inappropriate touching/comments/etc.
She is in public school, because of special services there, and suddenly I am really missing the Catholic school!