It depends on what is going on in the home. Is your son overly dramatic, or been thru something big lately? I have a daughter that is just dramatic, and boy, I have to almost ignore her sometimes. Then, I have a son that has a high endurance for pain. If there is nothing that would alert you to pay more attention to your son, then I would tell him to stay away unless he is bleeding, very hot, or going to vomit. Explain that the nurse is for the WHOLE school and is meant for those in need. If you know that there is an emotional thing going on with him, it may be time to see a play therapist or behavioral specialist to help him express himself better. Only you know if there is a reason underlying, and have the facts to deal with this.
at 3:37 PM on Jan. 14, 2009