For any young child, learning to use the potty can be tough. As a young lady, I hate having to use the bathroom because there is almost always a line to wait in. As a little boy, using the bathroom can be worse than having to wait in line.
Some little boys are taught to the use the bathroom by sitting down and once they master that they are allowed to try it standing up. Today at work, one of the children went to the bathroom standing up for the first time at school. He has been practicing at home but his parents wanted to wait for him to do it at school until he was a pro. He was so excited to go this morning but it did not end the way he had planned. I guess since the toilet is smaller that meant that he had a smaller target which was hard for him to make. He ended up peeing all over the place and was not very happy about it. I thought it was so cute and could not help but giggle! A couple of the other teachers in the room did not feel the same. They were upset that he had made a mess and made him clean it up all by himself.
Reacting the way that the other teachers did can have a negative influence on his confidence and self-esteem. He may be hesitant to go to the bathroom standing up at school again. I was glad that he was excited about what he was able to do and for trying it at school, I just with the situation was handled differently.
– The Assistant Teacher