A teacher has gone viral after sharing online how to teach kids to wipe their butts, using balloons.
The unnamed teacher has found fame through her unusual but effective way of teaching kids how to be hygienic, by showing how to wipe your butt correctly after those number twos.
It may be a topic that can be embarassing, but this teacher knew it was an important and valuable lesson these kids would need for a lifetime.
In the clip, the teacher shows the kids how to wipe front to back (not back to front), then informed them they should fold the toilet paper, and proceed to wipe again.
Who would have thought balloons could be so educational, especially when it comes to having a clean butt?
After the post was shared online, many have come forward to say they think all schools should do this. However, some parents were offended, insisting this should be a lesson that is only taught at home.
Amanda Jenner, a child behavioral expert, and potty training guru shared her view on the matter with Bored Panda: “I think it’s very important for the parents to teach this at home initially, but this does take little ones a while to get this right.
“I see no harm in a teacher demonstrating in the way this particular teacher has done. Children really adapt to visual demonstrations and I also think this is giving the message that we can talk openly about our bodily functions and not to be ashamed about it.”
The potty training expert also added: “Firstly, that every parent will compare their child and this is where the mistakes begin, each child will develop at a different rate. Also, potty training does take time and patience and being prepared yourself as a parent is just as important as the child. Most of all, keep it fun and consistent!
“I think many years ago the restroom wasn’t as much as an emotive subject. I think because resources have dramatically changed and improved over the years, there were many poorer conditions and we had to make do.
“Nowadays, we find it very difficult to openly discuss any toilet-related problems, and when it comes to teaching our children, it becomes more difficult as they pick up on everything, which in turn is delaying children being potty trained and the age has hugely increased.”
Let us know down in the comments what you think, is this something that should only be taught at home?
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