An update on the Parenting Class situation.

I am making an attempt to talk to the principal in email before going to the school.

Here's the email I sent him:

Mr. Principal,

Hi my name is Supermom and my daughter H is in Mrs. X's Parenting Class.  Yesterday H came home and asked me an odd question.

“Did you take a bath while you were pregnant?”

To which I told her ‘yes’.  She then proceeded to tell me that I wasn’t supposed to because she learned in class you couldn’t take baths while pregnant.  I tried to tell my daughter that she was wrong.

Long story short the conversation ended with my daughter crying because she said I was calling her teacher a liar.  H still believes what she learned in class over me.  I have had four children and I have taken a Certified Birth Doula training.  Pregnancy and Birth are my business. I even told H that I would make an appointment with the doctor so she could be told the truth about pregnancy.

I’m not sure what book they are being taught from but it’s wrong.  Perhaps Mrs. X was sharing her “personal” pregnancy with the class to which she shouldn’t be doing.  It’s confusing the kids and then making me look bad in my daughter’s eyes by correcting what she is being taught in her parenting class.

I have nothing against the teacher because in fact I had her for the same class when I was a student at E High all those years ago.  I just want these students to be taught the truth.

I’m not sure how to handle this situation.  Oh, this isn’t the first time I’ve had to correct H with something she has learned in Parenting class.  That’s why I wanted to contact you about it.

Thank you for your time.


TangledEutopia said…
Oh Wow. I thought we were supposed to be scared of our daughters believing the crap their friends tell them about sex and pregnancy!! That makes me want to put a tape recorder in her bag so I can know exactly what crap she's learning! On a side note, H may not have communicated exactly what the teacher said. Seems like I've always known about sitting in bubble baths helping with the production of urinary tract infections. Maybe the teacher said something along those lines???
Supermom said…
I agree. H could have only heard PART of the story.

I am curious to see what teacher X has to say when she contacts me.