Grades

    Re: Behavior and mom
    Send he to the nurse


    I have an "extreme tattler" and she complains constantly of not
    feeling well, having to use the bathroom, getting a drink, etc. I
    SEND her EVERY TIME she complains to the nurse. If mom gets a
    call EVERY day to come pick her up, I'm hoping that MOM gets
    tired of having to pick up her "complainer who cried wolf." The
    situation will fix itself. Plus, if mom's not happy about anything,
    show WONT be happy if you refuse to send her little angel to the
    nurse.... so keep sending her! Mom will have nothing to complain
    about because you are "attending to the needs of her child by
    taking her complaints very seriously"... and sending her home.

    > On 2/22/15, Getting too old for this wrote:
    >> I have a student who tattles constantly. I told her that
    >> I would not listen unless she is hurt or someone else is
    >> hurt. Mom does not like this one bit. Tells me that
    >> daughter feels like I am not paying attention to her. She
    >> is also one that wants to go to the nurse frequently. I
    >> won't let her unless she is feverish or about to get
    >> sick. Again mom does not like this. Mom is now going to
    >> meet with the principal over all this nonsense. I know my
    >> admin. will stand behind me, but how do you handle
    >> parents and these types of problems?
    >
    > As we already know, children who tattle do this for the
    > attention. Obviously, the child has not transitioned yet
    > from getting total attention from mom and sharing the
    > teacher with the other students.
    >
    > The way I always handled the chronic tattlers was when the
    > child approached me with an obvious tattle (not that
    > someone was getting hurt type of announcement but the
    > frivolous ones I would ask "Why are you telling me this? Do
    > you want to get ______ in trouble? Or are you worried that
    > _____ is in danger? Or Are you concerned that I didn't
    > already know that ______ was doing whatever?" If the child
    > is forced to think about WHY she is tattling it tends to go
    > away after several days. Often it is only that the child is
    > worried that someone isn't following the rules and she
    > wants to be sure that you are noticing that, too. Hope that
    > helps with the child anyway!