Is it just my students? - page 2

Or does anyone else get the "my tooth is loose and it hurts" visits? I get so many of these and I am so frustrated. Especially with the older ones who have lost teeth before. Am I wrong, or is this... Read More

  1. by   kidzcare
    Quote from NurseBeans
    I see your point but here is my problem with this: I am also a taxpayer. That does not mean that I get to tell anyone else how to do their job just because my taxes pay their salary. Try that with a cop--explain why you think you don't deserve a traffic ticket because you pay his/her salary and therefore, you are his/her boss--or a road crew constructing new roads--tell them how you think the road should be paved because you are their boss because your taxes pay their salaries. It doesn't work that way. We pay cops and road crews and teachers and yes, school nurses to do a job because they have the right qualifications. My qualifications as a nurse tell me that anbesol on a loose tooth is useless. The parents are not my boss just because their taxes pay my salary.
    *(slow clap)*
    Well said!
  2. by   SchoolNurseTXstyle
    Quote from NurseBeans
    I see your point but here is my problem with this: I am also a taxpayer. That does not mean that I get to tell anyone else how to do their job just because my taxes pay their salary. Try that with a cop--explain why you think you don't deserve a traffic ticket because you pay his/her salary and therefore, you are his/her boss--or a road crew constructing new roads--tell them how you think the road should be paved because you are their boss because your taxes pay their salaries. It doesn't work that way. We pay cops and road crews and teachers and yes, school nurses to do a job because they have the right qualifications. My qualifications as a nurse tell me that anbesol on a loose tooth is useless. The parents are not my boss just because their taxes pay my salary.
    Took the words right out of my mouth!!!
  3. by   Amethya
    I just tell them it's coming out and to keep wiggling it until it falls. It falls out eventually and they come in all happy.
  4. by   mom to many
    Quote from grammy1
    We are raising a generation of wimps.
    YES!!!

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