kids and stomach issues

Tabitha - posted on 03/19/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My kids have been having a lot of stomach issues lately especially when its time for bed and idk if they r just using that as an excuse cause they wanna stay up or if they r really in pain!! I am not sure what to do about it!!

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Sarah - posted on 03/19/2013

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If it is usually only right before bedtime my guess is they are using the system to stay up. If they have not complained earlier in the day then I would just say "oh sorry your stomach hurts.......gets some sleep and it will feel better in the morning." Then close the door and walk out. Don't play into the game.

If you notice that the stomach issues are before you go somewhere.....like to a new event as an example. It might be nerves. If that is the case then acknowledge that, so they can learn to recognize it. Then help them earn how to calm themselves. Also let them know it is ok to be nervious.

Again if it is only before bedtime when the stomach issues tend to pop up.....I would brush it off and don't play into the game.

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