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.
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11-04-2014 12:04 #211
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11-04-2014 12:05 #212
I find children have far less hang ups about this type of social/cultural stuff. Children aren't born being embarrassed, they learn it.
11-04-2014 12:06 #213
11-04-2014 12:09 #214
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.
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11-04-2014 12:11 #215
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.
11-04-2014 12:12 #216
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11-04-2014 12:12 #217
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.
11-04-2014 12:13 #218
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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11-04-2014 12:15 #219Senior Member
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11-04-2014 12:17 #220
A small girl has not yet learned about social expectations and mores.
Yes I would be distressed. Why? Because in my past there have been instances of...how do I put this...males who have not respected my personal space. I'm not the only woman who's had to deal with this, I believe the statistic is around the 30-40%.
DF has taken DD into the mens toilets. He assured me she showed no signs of distress. I have taken DS into the women's toilets numerous times (and did it today) and again, no signs of distress or trauma.
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