What would you do if your son returned home from preschool with a bruise on his face, and then told you it was not caused by a bully in his class?
That is what Singaporean mother and Instagram user brnca had to go through. On a post on her Instagram page, she wrote about her son’s experience at his previous preschool.
Along with several pictures of the bruise on her son’s face, her caption explained that she had to take her son out of the centre and move him to a different one as he had grown extremely fearful of going back to his previous school.
Image source: Instagram user brnca
What did the school do?
Having attempted to lodge a complaint to the school management, she explains that she only received a less than satisfactory response.
In a quote taken from her Instagram post, “we are very disappointed with the school management as because they promised an investigation but in the end, they told us it's due to a fall in the padded playground area. A fall in the padded playground only results in such a small bruise?”
A disappointing response
It is indeed disappointing and upsetting that the school management did not do more to help out a parent who was concerned for her child’s well-being.
Parents entrust preschools, along with preschool educators and caregivers to look after their children as if they were their own. It is heartbreaking to hear that this parent’s issue was brushed off so carelessly.
Especially when she explains how she needs to constantly reassure her son that he no longer needs to return to the old centre - her child has become traumatized by the incident.
She goes on to say that, “…it is absolutely disheartening to be brushed off with an at best lacklustre investigation and a condescending attitude by an operator who possibly has lost sight of their mission and core values in the midst of chasing profitability.”
Head on to the next page to see what this mum did and how you can prevent this from happening to your child!