For the child who is a "frequent flyer" at the clinic I will
suggest that they put their head down and "rest". Usually
when they see that the other children are engaged they
suddenly feel better. I will also sometimes tell them to get a
drink of water or wait and see how they feel after lunch,
recess or whatever. I think they sometimes just need to get
up and move around and saying they don't feel well and
walking to the nurse gives them that chance to move.
> The great response above answers the tattling question.
> Now, for "always wanting to go to the nurse" I'd put the
> ball back in the mom's court. When the child says she is
> not feeling well, call the mom and tell her her daughter is
> not feeling well and she needs to come pick her up. A few
> times having the mom pick up the child when the child
> clearly is not sick should solve the problem.