100kids, BSN, RN 6,822 Views
Joined Dec 7, '11.
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Some parents are NEVER happy and you will never win with them. It's ok. I like to kill em with kindness and start calling for every little complaint their snowflake has. It becomes comical calling to tell them their precious child got a mosquito bite and then calling again to tell them they have a hangnail and then calling again to let them know they got a paper cut. Some people just don't get it. I had the other side yesterday with a parent who didn't want to pick their child up with a laceration over his eye that required stitches. Seriously? Don't let it get to you!
This thread is almost exactly a year old! Happy anniversary to me!
I just needed to share this one.
I sent a 4th grader home on Friday for a fever and headache. Came back on Monday feeling tired but much better. Teacher, a real germaphobe, called me twice asking if he is ok to be in school. I insisted he is.
She sent him to me just now. No note. I asked "Why are you here?" His response? "My teacher told me to come because I was walking slowly."
I work with PK-6 and if the child is willing and it's fairly easy to get out I will remove it. The tiniest of splinters can be the biggest distraction in class so I use splinter out as well and usually have no problems.
Mine is teachers and parents who try to tell me how to do my job. "You should really..." or "Maybe they just need..." or "When that happened to me when I was a kid..." or "I wouldn't do that, I would...", Seriously? This is my job, I went to school for this fancy degree and they even pay me to do this. I got it. Now, could you just turn around and leave the same way you came in? It's just been one of those kid of weeks here! UGH.
Our kids are allowed (and encouraged) to keep a water bottle on their desk all day for frequent drinks. Some try to get away with ice tea, etc. but it is a water only rule.
I am not anti HPV vaccine but I do not think it should be mandated. IMO increasing the # of mandated vaccinations is only going to lead to an increase in parents using a religious exemption to be excused from all vaccinations so I think we need to be very careful about what we decide needs to be mandated.
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