5yo has the sniffles. He acts fine all day and then at dinner or when MIL is around he'll act more sick than he actually is and is suddenly "not feeling too good" to gain sympathy. Then after dinner when he gets to play he is fine again (other than a bit of sniffling). How do you deal with this? I despise people acting more sick than one is just to get babied (including my husband). (5yo also tried to get out of going somewhere today, and I said, well if you're too sick to go, you're too sick to play computer games, and suddenly he felt fine, so it IS a manipulative tactic.)
Do you guys allow this, or if he acts this way should we just put him to bed earlier to show him that acting more sick than you are isn't a game? I don't want him to think he can get away with manipulating people to get his way when he is sick or otherwise.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:33 PM on Dec. 14, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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