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  • Adult Students Bringing Their Children To Lessons (All Teachers)

    Posted by Phil Schneider on October 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

    This week a student decided to bring their child along to the lesson .They did ask about 10 mins before so really refusal was not an easy option. Hopefully its a one off. Do other teachers have policies about this. How can I put it without offence. The child 5 minutes in wanted the toilet then chewed sweets crunched crisp slurpped drinks in between fidgeting. Anyone else suffered this.

    Sarah Clayton replied 6 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Guest Teacher

    October 9, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Not something I’ve ever had to deal with but my two cents would be that if someone is bringing a child into a lesson, that child has huge potential to distract from the lesson however well-behaved the child is.

    I guess it’s worth having a conversation and saying, “I didn’t mind having your child in last lesson but I don’t think it would be the best thing for your development to continue like that. If you absolutely can’t leave him/her with anyone else, maybe give me a nice early call so we can decide whether to go ahead or rearrange/cancel the lesson.”

    No idea if that would work, but it might help.

  • Sarah Clayton

    October 9, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I had a couple bring their baby into their lesson. A total distraction the whole way through. And then they asked if it was ok to change the baby’s nappy in the last 5 minutes of the lesson on the floor of the studio. Could’t exactly say no. But also not ok.

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