I don't remember the first time my son used the men's toilets by himself. He was, no doubt, the one who made the decision. He would have said something like "No, Mum, I'm not going in the girls' toilets with you. I'm a boy. I'm going in there. And I would have been hesitant, because he was my little boy, and I didn't want him going in alone. But of course I wouldn't have wished to alarm him by implying that danger lurked within the bathroom; I mean, the chances of him stumbling upon some kind of lewd act in the loo was pretty remote indeed. So I would have said "OK," and hovered outside the door, calling his name at intervals to check that he was OK. And when he came out I would have felt relieved, but also a bit proud, because my big boy was growing up to be a man.
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There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom is a juvenile fiction book from the author Louis Sachar , about a fifth-grade bully named Bradley whose behavior improves after intervention from a school counselor. The title comes from a point when a character, Jeff, is horribly embarrassed after accidentally entering the girls' bathroom while trying to go to the school counselor's office when a teacher gives him the wrong directions. Bradley Chalkers is the protagonist of the book. He is the oldest student in the fifth-grade class, having repeated fourth grade. In his school, he sits at the back of the class, last seat, last row, and never pays any attention, preferring to scribble, cut up pieces of paper, or partake in other mindless tasks which keep his mind off the lesson. He is proud whenever he receives an F on his class tests. He wants everyone to hate him because he believes that they will then leave him alone. Everyone hates him, including the teachers. A new classmate, Jeff Fishkin, comes in from Washington, D. Jeff tries to reason with Bradley, but fails, like everyone else.
How would you feel if someone was trying to see you when you were going to the bathroom? So you need to remember that and extend the same courtesy to your classmates. They stand up to go pee, out in the open. But going to the bathroom is still a private act.