I think we need more males in the teaching field as well! I must admit that when I saw a male PreKinder teacher at my son's school; I questioned myself...would I want him for my son? my daughter? He is very professional; the parents love him as well as the kids. I teach PreKinder at a private school; when I take the boys (my aide takes the girls); the bathroom door is always open and I stand right there and wait for them to come out. I always ask if they are ok or need any help and if so; to come where I am at. We are not supposed to wipe them at all (girls included; kids must be independent) My boys are pretty much independent now; but sometimes they have a problem with their buttons on the pants. I instruct them to come over to me where I am (by the door). I help them and then they zip themselves. During the first month of school; I found the majority of my boys had alot of help from their folks.