Vaginal or Caesarean birth? How would you feel if your child's SCHOOL asked you?
We're wondering what you think of this news story about a mum who was asked, by her child's primary school, how she gave birth to her son – whether it was a vaginal birth or a C-section.
Yup, you read that right: her son's primary school wanted to know.
Cara Paiuk, who is a US writer and photographer, says she was stunned when she looked over the questions in a 5-page form given out at a new parents' session for her son's kindergarten class (the first class in US primary school, for children aged 5), which her husband was starting to fill in.
"I ripped the form out from under [my husband's] pen," she says. "Why he was answering this question? Come to think of it, why was anyone answering it? The 'baby' who had resulted from that birth was 5 years old! … was absurdly inappropriate."
What would you think if your child's school were to ask you this question? Would you answer? And why (on earth) would they ask it, do you think?
Please do tell us your thoughts on this one by adding a post to this thread. We'd love to know!