Plz don't say.....Are you ok?

  1. That moment when a child gets hurt and she is hysterically crying and you finally get her to calm down and all the staff comes in saying poor thing are you ok what happened and the child starts right back screaming and crying plz I understand your concern but could you not come in and ask those magic questions "Are you ok?" "What happen?" Child starts crying again hysterically
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Cattz
    Oh yeah. And the only thing better that they could add to this would be if they patted on the head and said, "Oh, little snowflake, I think you just need to lay down until the nurse calls and gets your mama to come and pick you up from school. (Then slides the hand forward to feel the forehead)..Ohhh dear, I think you have a fever too! You better stay home tomorrow, too!!

  4. by   mrsfoster601
    Quote from Cattz
    Oh yeah. And the only thing better that they could add to this would be if they patted on the head and said, "Oh, little snowflake, I think you just need to lay down until the nurse calls and gets your mama to come and pick you up from school. (Then slides the hand forward to feel the forehead)..Ohhh dear, I think you have a fever too! You better stay home tomorrow, too!!

    Right.....the story of my life
  5. by   KeeperOfTheIceRN
    Sooooooo many "nurses".....only one REAL RN.....
  6. by   BeckyESRN
    Or "Oh My! that looks awful!", "You might need to go the emergency room", "I bet that really hurts", ect. Love all of the "helpful" things that are said by my non-medical co-workers
  7. by   WineRN
    Any sentence that starts with "My teacher said for you too..." or "My teacher says I have..." bothers me
  8. by   Flare
    yaaas! my other favorite is the child that draaaagggs them self into my office for my to assess them as having a sniffle or a cold or headache. I let them rest for a while then they go back into the hallway only to be found by a staff member who says "are you feeling ok, do you need to go home?" which results in coming back / crying / both and starting the process all over.

    Yes -they are fine - they want to go home and are now hysterically crying because they have a cold and sitting on the couch watching Price is Right is a much better activity than readers workshop no matter who you ask when you have a stuffy nose. Get ye out of my office!!
  9. by   greenerpastures
    Is it wrong of me that when I see a kid fall, trip, or get a small bump/cut, I say nothing...I just wait. If they start to cry, I do not go to them, I make them get up and come to me (unless it's really bad). I figure that way, they have to compose themselves enough to get up, AND it shows that every time you fall, someone is not going to come running like you just cut off your own arm and are bleeding profusely. Most kids, if they don't "have an audience", in my opinion, will get up and deal with it without a lot of crazy shenanigans. If you give it attention, they think it's supposed to be a huge deal.
  10. by   Cattz
    greenerpastures- You. Are. Speaking. My. Language. I have a heart as deep as the ocean for kids. If I didn't, I would have a different job. But, that being said- We are teaching them to work toward being functioning, contributing citizens. I fully believe it is ok for them to begin to learn that every little bump and bruise is not an emergency. Dust yourself off, and get back to what you were doing. If it's bad, then absolutely yes. I. Am. There.

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