Kids’ complaining about aches, pains and ailments can be worthy of an award. And faking sick to skip school isn’t rare. Learn why kids do it, whether your child’s illness is copacetic – and what parents can do when they smell a rat.
There are various reasons why a child might fake being sick in order to avoid school. The challenge is to find the reason in order to determine the best way to help him love school again.
As an experienced parent, I can tell you with utmost confidence that there are certain telltale signs that can help you spot the fakers and have them running off to school without feeling a bit of guilt. Here’s what you need to watch out for.
All of a sudden, your kid is nursing a cold. Then it's a horrible tummy ache. Then their head hurts. Trouble is, they were fine just a few minutes ago. Coincidentally, you find out that one (or more) of the following things is occurring.
Why do kids put on the act? Here, parents can get some insight into the reasons their students want to skip school, and what they can do.
Children might pretend they are sick so that they can avoid certain activities such as going to school or doing a chore. How to deal with such behavior depends on a number of factors including the age of your child and the reason he is faking an i...