first grader faking illness?

Avvy - posted on 10/25/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Help,my daughter acted sick last week,and didn't want to go to school. First let me say she has been complaining the"teacher doesn't like me" my friends get the whole table in trouble,etc.etc.. Paige first complained of a headache,then sick at her stomach,wouldn't eat breakfast,there was no fever. By lunchtime she said I'm bored can I ride my scooter. Okay maybe she had a little bug. Next day same set of circumstances,so I make her breakfast,but before we leave for school she tries vomiting.nothing came up.Now I think well I don't want to send her and have her vomit at school, so again she stays home. No fever again. Now comes the weekend and she is fine. Monday she goes to school comes home not feeling well, so I set up a teachers conference the very next day after school to see what might be going on. I am told by the teacher Paige is a delightful child bright and quite Lively in class.I get a really good feeling about the teacher,she's kind caring and said this sometimes happens in the early school years and together we will watch the situation and make sure Paige gets the hang of things.We haven't had any more issues like this but could she be manipulating me just because some days she doesn't want to go to school?

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Candy - posted on 10/26/2010

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We all need to feel we are heading in the right direation. I have a note on my computer right now that says "You want know if you have done a good job until your child is 20 or 30 years of age." So dont worry there is still time.A friend once told me "Your a good enough mother" That is all we can hope to be. No one is perfect. Good luck.

Avvy - posted on 10/25/2010

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You know Candy that is exactly what my mother-in-law said,I think I knew the answer and I even knew what I would do the next time,but just hearing it from another voice gives me resolve Thanks

Candy - posted on 10/25/2010

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Yes she could be. And she will for the rest of her school career. She could be having trouble with bullies or just regular BFF trouble. She will have to learn sooner or later that she will have to deal with the problem. When I faked being sick my mom wouldnt let us off the couch for the whole day. If we did it on Fri our weekend was shot. We soon learned we didnt want to fake it.

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