TOO PERSONAL? School Questionnaire Asks Mom About Birth Method

A Connecticut mom wanted to snap her No. 2 pencil in half when she sat down to fill out her son’s kindergarten application and came across personal questions about his birth that left her demanding answers instead of filling them out.

The application, which West Hartford School District officials say have been standard for decades, sought information such as whether Cara Paiuk’s delivery was by C-section or not, whether there were other complications and even if her newborn son had gone home with his parents without delay. Paiuk said she talked to other Aiken Elementary moms, and they also were taken aback by the intrusive questioning.

“If you are implying that a vaginal birth child is going to be smarter or more proactive in class than a C-section child, that is not the case.”