3-Year-Old Gets Tossed Out of Daycare for Using Bad Word (VIDEO)

ariannaIt's the moment we dread. We do whatever we can to shield our little ones from those awful, four-letter words, but inevitably, they hear them somewhere ... and repeat them. That's the issue Texas mom Cassandra Wright faced when her 3-year-old daughter Arianna blurted out "sh*t" at her daycare center. But the naughty word didn't earn her a scolding but rather got her expelled.

The faith-based Jubilee Child Development Center in San Antonio has a zero-tolerance policy for that sort of thing and promptly kicked out the toddler. At issue is the fact that Arianna said the curse word in a classroom full of kids; some of them started repeating the s-word. Administrators felt they had no choice but to ban her from the building.

Though this punishment seems excessively harsh. You see, there are naughty kids and then there are kids that happen to do naughty things once in awhile. Arianna clearly falls in the latter category. When asked what she thought the word meant, Arianna said, "Animal." It's clear that the little girl meant no harm, yet the school is not backing down. It seems more harmful than helpful to this child. She had no idea what she was doing. This is the perfect teaching moment.

Rules are important, especially when it comes to children. They need to learn right from wrong early on, but expelling a 3-year-old for this is far too extreme. Why not reprimand her and tell her not to repeat it? What should follow that is a meeting with her parents where they would be given a warning that she would be sent home if it were to happen again. That seems far more appropriate in this instance.


Do you think Arianna should have been expelled?


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AliPa... AliParker

I can see the schools side. It was reported that other children were repeating the word. So instead of scolding one toddler they have to scold multiple and will probably have some angry parents to deal with. I agree with it being to harsh of a punishment but don't feel badly for the mother or any of her feelings towards it. They have a "no tolerance" policy in order. So she should have know that when she signed up there. She should have taken extra care so her daughter didn't say the words. I personally wouldn't sign my child up for a daycare that is so strict about something (that is in my opinion) so mild.

Lilith23 Lilith23

Rules are rules, I'm sorry but any mom on here would not be please at all with their child coming home and screaming " shit" at them because some other kid thought them that.

And that little girl's parents should really, REALLY re consider what is acceptable to say/listen in front of their children.

nonmember avatar Nki

This is ridiculous! You can't control everything your child hears unless you keep them home and constantly monitor them. Children will repeat anything they hear , most of the time not knowing what they're saying. My almost two year old once was at work with my husband and he asked her to say bye bye to the secretary and she blurts out f**ck! That doesn't mean she knows what she was saying and should not be in trouble for it. Children will experiment, the school should of done their jobs and taught the kids that it was a bad word and they should not repeat it, not punish her for unknowingly saying something.

Senia... Seniahmom

It's a 3 year old who has no clue what she's saying not a 13 year old being purposefully disruptive. Zero tolerance is overboard

nonmember avatar Melissa

If they are so zero tolerance and seem to want to just eliminate the child from the equation rather then employ some discipline did they kick out the children that repeated the word? Because once it was determined that she didn't understand what she said she was simply repeating a word she heard too.

AliPa... AliParker

@Melissa, That's a good point, I didn't even think of that.

Seanna Yeager

It may not be the parents who use that word around the child, you can walk around a store and people use curse words all the time.

nonmember avatar kevin

I use the biblical zero tolerance method from Deutornomy. It's easier than using a negative occurance as a teaching model. You could warn them once, spank them the a second and third time and then suspend them so you effectively teach them something or you could do it the biblical zero tolerance model and expel them or just stone them to death. Who has time to teach them though? Besides, we can't complain about how much the kids of tomorrow are if we don't fail them today right?

Sarah Graves

No one knows the mothers side, everyone is assuming she uses this language around her daughter.. did anyone ever consider this child picked up the word somewhere else? I know I take my daughter with me everywhere, shes not sheltered, I dont use that language around her but I most certainly can not control what comes out of other peoples mouths. Can you? Now about the punishment, I can understand if this little girl is a "repeat offender," by all means kick her out. If this was a first time thing, explain to the children thats not a nice word, talk to the parents, explain what happened. Tell the mother what happened and give a warning, yes its unacceptable, but it cant happen again.

Anna Davis

I personally think its a crazy over-reaction, if my child was in Arianna's class I'd be pulling them out too on the principle that the centre management has clearly lost it. 

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