Being a teacher of young children has its challenges; not only do you teach about the alphabet and coloring inside the lines, you teach life lessons. Usually this entails how to get along with classmates and play nicely with friends.
But little kids need to learn personal life lessons, too. Things like how to properly wipe their rears… *Cue laughter*
One nameless teacher did just that, and the video went viral!
We don’t teach essential skills in American schools. pic.twitter.com/OnKwolhKVY
— jamie (@gnuman1979) October 10, 2019
Since being released, this tweet racked up over 160K likes and almost 50K comments!
This is something that should probably be taught at home, but if it isn’t…well, someone’s got to do it. And she certainly does an ace job! With some serious prop work, too.
Those kids are totally wrapped up in her lesson, watching intently as she simulates wiping front to back, folding the toilet paper, and wiping again. She’s so clear with her movements, it’s frankly hard not to be impressed that she can take this seriously at all. But she is serious, I assume because hygiene is serious stuff.
In the United States butt-wiping is typically thought of as something parents cover at home, but on Twitter there were mixed responses to exactly who’s responsibility it is to teach such things.
That's left up to parents but a lot of parents of today and this generation let electronics and others influence and raise their kids to be worthless.
— Ｄｏｎｎａ Ｌｙｎｎ (@ThatGalDonnaLyn) October 10, 2019
Seriousy? This should be taught at home.
— Tom Hoey (@Thoe85Tom) October 10, 2019
I feel like this should be taught in preschools, as an early childhood educator you’d know
— rakhee ++🎸💕 (@honeyrakhee) October 10, 2019
I don’t see how this is bad at all lol. Some kids do not wipe right and that’s just facts 🤷🏽♀️
— Sarah Daniels (@babydanielles) October 11, 2019
This is GREAT! I did teach my kids when they were little but keeping it real, kids require reinforcement & some parents just aren't able or willing to teach or reinforce. This isn't a 1 & done type of skill. This Teacher is a Rock Star👍🏾😎.
— Michele Bradley (@bradley7268) October 11, 2019
this is actually dope. It’s funny but creative and look how attentive they are. They look like they’re in preschool and from teaching preschoolers they had to pack extra underwear because of not being properly potty trained and knowing how to wipe. Kudos to the teacher💛
— 👑 The Queen of All Trades 👑 (@jaylaelisha) October 11, 2019
I’ve babysit children who can’t wipe correctly, they just need the extra help and to practice. They’ll get it. Too many people are commenting that this is a parent/at home thing to do. It’s not. They all go to school to learn and you don’t get to be there to wipe them.
— tequilamonica…again (@momnicat) October 11, 2019
I do agree kids need practice to help them understand how best to take care of their personal hygiene. And that’s why we get this innovative moment from a teacher going above and beyond.
Something to remember: teachers do more than what’s asked of them. They work hard and are raising our young to be productive members of society.