A mom worried when she discovered her son’s preschool was allegedly allowing her 2-year-old to play dress-up in a dress.
But some debated over the issue after the boy’s family confronted the teacher, and pulled him out of the private Christian school.
Kayla Bedford told Yahoo, that on Friday after the stay-at-home mom’s girlfriend dropped her son off at Bethany Early Childhood Center, she said goodbye and then noticed the toddler putting on a dress.
The 24-year-old recalled the incident:
“She came back into the classroom and took off the dress saying, ‘We don’t do this’ in front of the teacher.”
Apparently, the girlfriend claims the 2-year-old was “parading around in a dress.”
“I am a lesbian, but I don’t push my son in any direction. Whatever he decides to do or wear in the future is his decision.”
Outraged, later on in the day, the mom went to the boy’s school to speak with his teacher, and was upset when she saw her son put on a dress again, while the teacher stood beside and watched. She said:
“I pulled his teacher aside and explained that I don’t condone my son wearing a dress at school.
She just laughed and said, ‘He’s only two!’”
Kayla then asked her father to confront the educator.
In a now-viral video, Malcolm Caliboy Bedford can be heard berating the childcare provider in front of children.
Watch the clip of their conversation below:
I took off work this morning to go check her ass!
Posted by Malcolm Caliboy Bedford on Friday, November 30, 2018
“I don’t appreciate you encouraging him to put on no dress, for a second day too.
We don’t do that.”
Again the teacher shoots back:
Kayla complained to the school and said her requests were disregarded, so she pulled her son from the daycare.
The footage from her dad’s heated interaction with the teacher was viewed over 31,000 times. Many shared their mixed reactions to the incident.
One commenter wrote:
Salute to the grandfather for going to his grandchild’s school and letting them know they will not be putting a dress on him!
However, others said the family was out of line:
It’s hard to know what actually went on but I’d put a little boy in a dress if that’s what he wanted … my son has worn princess dresses with his sister and he was adorable …
Another Instagram commenter wrote:
So if your son is putting on a dress, I would talk to the son about it. Not complain to the teachers. The teacher was not putting him in a dress. The son was putting it on.
A spokesman for the school released a statement to Yahoo, but refused to comment on the specifics of the incident. The childcare center wrote:
We put our children first and foremost.
We encourage our children to play in a Christ-centered atmosphere that we hope will allow them to gain confidence and learn to interact with others in a positive way.
How would you handle the dress-up situation at Bethany Early Childhood Center?
Would you have an issue with the teacher allowing the 2-year-old to play around in a dress?