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Teacher asking my 5 year old daughter to take a boy student to toilet

The best way I've found to approach teachers about things they do in the classroom (which they presumably think are okay) and you disagree with, is to approach them from the point of view that they're ...
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Teacher asking my 5 year old daughter to take a boy student to toilet

I think this is inappropriate for whatever reasons In my opinion, you need to be clear why you think it is inappropriate. I can think of three possible reasons, (1) they are of a different gender, (2)...
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Are oak leaves safe for my baby to touch?

Holding oak leaves is harmless. In fact, oak leaves are used in folk medicine. Acorns are a choking hazard and should be avoided. Note that I could not quickly find any references specifically on ...
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Organising child care when giving birth

The birth of a child is an occasion where family often will pull out the stops to help, my mother and sister each came from NYC to London for a week and a half after my second was born, giving my wife ...
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Organising child care when giving birth

This will depend on location, but some things you can try: There are many daycares that offer emergency overnight services for things like this. Ask your current daycare. If you don't have a daycare ...
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The problem of distance and UK Primary school admission

The straightforward answer here is yes - priority is always given to the local district. It's not a distance thing, per se, but all to do with catchment area. Each school has a catchment area that ...
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Teacher asking my 5 year old daughter to take a boy student to toilet

I am not sure what were the circumstances under which she asked this from my daughter but I think this is inappropriate for whatever reasons. If you want to have a productive conversation with the ...
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The problem of distance and UK Primary school admission

According to the british government, there is no fixed criteria and you should ask your local council for the specific rules. I know this is not much of an answer, but it will depend on your specific ...
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Is poster paint safe for my 1 year old to use with supervision?

Poster paint is also known as Tempera paint (in the US, anyway), though not the same thing as Egg Tempera (which you must not use as it does often contain toxic pigments), and is considered a good ...
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Are oak leaves safe for my baby to touch?

Unless you know of a tree with toxic leaves in your area, I would be more concerned with surface contaminants. I think a good (both sides) swipe on your clothes should make an intact leaf pretty safe. ...
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