Last edited by Phony; 11-04-2014 at 13:06.
BTW how many of us here bring our older sons into the male toilets?
Have you encountered any distressed males in there?
Genuine question here.
It's all ahead of me.
Last edited by Phony; 11-04-2014 at 13:07.
I find children have far less hang ups about this type of social/cultural stuff. Children aren't born being embarrassed, they learn it.
DP has been a part-time single parent to his 16 yr old daughter since she was 1. He said he's never had a single issue or remotely negative experience taking her into a men's room with him. He did say once when she was 4 they had to pull over so she could poo on the side of the road. He remembers that as quite a negative experience for both of them.
Also, the idea that mens toilets are a sinister place that will traumatise a young girl (but apparently not a boy) doesn't say much about our expectations of men or girls.
I have and will take my sons into the ladies toilets with me if there are no accessible or parents rooms and when DD was younger DH did take her to the men's and she is perfectly fine in fact I don't think she even remembers it.
ETA plus it's not like they are going to the men's toilets alone, they are with the only other person guaranteed to die protecting them.
I wouldn't want my daughter in the mens toilet.
That's my choice.
I also don't think ANYONE has the right to refuse a man with a little girl to use the ladies toilets either.
That little girl has every right to use that toilet and as her guardian he is entitled to be there too.
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