How do you handle teachers/instructors that don't understand?
I'm having an issue with dd1's swimming instructors. They keep calling her strong willed (code = stubborn) cos she won't put her head under the water. I have tried explaining that everything is a big deal any day and a huge fight on a bad day (food intolerances) - opening her curtains, putting feet on a cold floor, wearing scratchy clothes, everything. Putting her head under water is a *massive* deal and she resists strongly, she is obviously very nervous of jumping in and sometimes cries, all normal in a pool but... She's not just any kid. Either I'm not explaining it properly, they don't believe me, or they just don't understand. Whatever the reason, I'm getting ****ed off that they keep calling her "strong willed"
I don't know whether to try again to explain it, tell them outright to stop labelling my child, or just suck up the label I'm sure this is not the last time I will encounter this problem but it is the first time, and I'm not sure how to handle it. I just feel it's unfair on dd1, I feel she's been labelled a bit of a brat when it's not her fault. And I feel like a bit of a precious mother, like I'm saying "oh but my poor darling, she's a sensitive child". When that is not the case, I *know*my child and I know her issues, and she is not just "strong willed", she is very afraid.
Sorry for the vent
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