3-Year-Old Suspended for Wetting Her Pants Too Much

Breaks Arlington County rule about having eight “accidents” in one month.

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    The world's largest facility dedicated to changing toilet water to tap is located in one of the wealthiest residential areas in the U.S.

    How many potty accidents are too many for a preschooler? Apparently in one northern Virginia school district, the magic number is eight.

    Claremont Elementary School suspended a 3-year-old girl for having too many “accidents” in December.  School officials told Zoe Rosso’s parents they could not bring her back to school for one month or until she was potty trained.  Now Rosso’s mother is asking Arlington County to change its policy.

    The decades-old policy is to remove a child who has eight accidents in a month, said Arlington Office of Early Childhood spokeswoman Linda Erdos. At that point, Erdos said, it disrupts the class.

    According to experts, children typically begin to toilet-train between 18 months and 4 years.

    Zoe is now going to a school with a program that helps potty-train children.


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