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Would you have made him go?

This morning my six year old had a hard time waking up. Meaning that he woke up but was very crabby, crying, saying he wanted to stay home, refusing to get ready...just really having a hard time.

Would you have let him stay home?

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Asked by SleepingBeautee at 9:39 AM on Feb. 5, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • I would check to see if he wasn't feeling good or if something was wrong first. If not, yes I would have sent him.

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 9:40 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • crabby (not because of sick)
    goes to school 100%

    i have little one in spectrum
    i have had to call school, alert her special ed teacher, to meet me at front office (in stead of lining my child up with others)
    i get her to school and special ed teacher takes it from there

    IF i would have let her stay home, she will 100% remember that having a fit works, and she did not have to go to school- got her way


    Answer by fiatpax at 9:54 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • He would have went to school. Being crabby is not an excuse to stay home in my house. I tell the kids unless you've got fever don't even think about it.

    Answer by BeautyGuru at 9:42 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • Unless he showed signs of being ill, he would've gone to school. My oldest had a day like this earlier in the year. She refused to get up, to get dressed, then insisted on wearing inappropriate clothes, so we argued about that. It was hell getting her ready that day. She arrived to school 50 min late but, she went. I refused to give in.

    Answer by 3libras at 9:46 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • and when mine had major meltdowns
    she still went to school
    might be late, and always alerted sp ed teacher- so she could take my child directly, and she will bring her into the reg classroom when my child was able. that is why we have an IEP team

    if child having huge issue, being 10-20-30 minutes late- who cares, have to at least have them to a level where they are not harming themselves- too hard to get them into a car seat when they are flailing

    Answer by fiatpax at 9:57 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • is there something on tuesdays that he does not like?

    mine hated music class last year- if i mentioned she had music- she would freak out, so i did not mention it and let school know her issue, and let them deal

    what is on tuesdays? does your child know days of week, and it is a tuesday- sounds like a tuesday pattern
    is monday super over loaded, so super tired tuesday?

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:00 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • If he was acting like that because he is not feeling well then yes I would let him stay home but if it was just him acting out then he will be going to school.

    Answer by Alisim at 9:44 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • I would have taken his temp and if no fever, he would have gone to school!

    Answer by jerseydiva at 9:48 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • Nope I take them to school anyways and just give the teachers a heads up that they are having a "difficult" morning or the all telling "they're having one of THOSE days" by the afternoon they're usually skipping and not having any issues.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:09 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • Depends, has he been having issues? Was he up late?


    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:43 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

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