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Emptying the kids back packs user banned
19th Mar '13

I just dug through my kids back packs. In Brielle's I found a painting done in art class of a snowman. Snowman has a speech bubble which says "I like you Brielle. I want to go sledding Brielle. My name is Houston. Love Houston" in her handwriting. At the bottom of the bag was left over fruit and beans from hot lunch last week. Looked and smelled like vomit. In Adrian's I found the chuck e cheese note pad he won and thought how cute! Then I pulled it out and he had drawn pictures of stick figures having sex and labled it "p***s party".



Now I have to look up typical sexual behaviors for kids his age (due to past issues). This may be something normal, but it very well may not be.
Gee am I glad for the parental controls we have on our computers, though. Now it's evident I need to worry about what he gets into on the net.



Check your kids backpacks! You never know what you will find. I tend to do this once or twice a week, but spring break I saw no reason.

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5616 posts
19th Mar '13

wow!how old is he?

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 63067 posts
status 19th Mar '13

I check daily. AlwAys something I have to sign or read.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59247 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Piecey.:" I check daily. AlwAys something I have to sign or read."


This.

user banned Des Moines, Iowa 1848 posts
19th Mar '13

My kids have folders, and I do peek inside the backpacks daily. But a thorough dig through- once a week, twice at most.



He is 8.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59247 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Safka9973:" My kids have folders, and I do peek inside the backpacks daily. But a thorough dig through- once a week, twice at most. He is 8."


I don't know the past issues you're referring to, but my son is 7.5 and i've yet to see him portray anything sexual in his drawings 'n such.



We go through his entire bag, not that there's alot of loose contents, every day when we're doing homework and packing a new lunch.

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3279 posts
19th Mar '13

I check their bags daily... take the papers out of the folders, sign what I need to, go over homework, and throw away old papers. That way it doesn't pile up like that. And 2-week old food? Nasty. My oldest son just turned 8 and does not draw anything sexual either...

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
19th Mar '13

I check my preschoolers every day and when we have my stepkids I go through the whole thing daily too.



I'm the one that checks students' packs at school too lol




My stepkids are 7 and 9 and they don't draw anything sexual

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
19th Mar '13

sounds like she is hoarding food for some strange reason and i would have a sex talk with the boy he is old enough to understand about safe sex. is there something tramatic that happened to them?

lil*Mama*Bear 2 kids; Veneta, Oregon 4957 posts
19th Mar '13

I say deal with the issue. Talk about it. I had issues as a young child and no one realized that I wasn't acting right. I think it's important.

Valerie Dewaegemaeker Due June 16 (girl); 1 child; Brugge, Belgium 7 posts
19th Mar '13

bij men zoontje staat er altijd een bolletje op zijn handje als er iets in de rugzak zit of in boekje staat:)

user banned Des Moines, Iowa 1848 posts
19th Mar '13

We will definitely talk with him. As for my daughter, she is very petite (very healthy though) and the school lunches are too large for her. She frequently brings home leftovers, because I taught her not to waste food.



So none of you with 8 yr oldish kids have seen behaviors like this?
I know in 2nd grade I told a lot of sex jokes, but I was disturbed from molestation from my brother.



My son has had a traumatic upbringing due to some unfortunate exposures on his birth mothers part. So everything I encounter like this worries the hell out of me. My husband and I (as always) upon making any such discoveries will bring it up with his therapist to conclude what the most appropriate response is.

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 63067 posts
status 19th Mar '13

My 7.5 year old doesn't behave like that . Or his friends that I've noticed. They mostly draw guns and bombs and stuff like their dads jobs. I hope you can figure it out mama

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
19th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Safka9973:</b>" We will definitely talk with him. As for my daughter, she is very petite (very healthy though) and the ... [snip!] ... always) upon making any such discoveries will bring it up with his therapist to conclude what the most appropriate response is."</blockquote>



It's definitely not normal behavior. My kids have never even said the word sex, hell I don't think I had either in 2nd grade.

one of each 4 me Due January 8; TTC since Mar 2014; 3 kids; Ohio 6194 posts
19th Mar '13

my daughter is 8 and i have never seen any kind of behavior like that from her at all. i was at the ymca recently and there was a little boy her age that was arguing with some other little boy and his come back was "at least i didn't sleep with all the girls in our class" or something like that. I was shocked b/c they knew what that meant but generally i don't hear a lot of that kind of talk or actions