QUOTE (Madame Protart @ 25/02/2013, 02:00 PM)
I think you're being a bit harsh.
You know what it's like when you're sick. You do 'perk' up once the pressure of work/chores is off the table. You don't have to be falling down unconscious to have a sick day, nor do you have to stay all day in bed.
No dessert? I don't get that. So she's being punished for being sick?
She doesn't have to stay in bed but in her room. She has books, toys, drawing stuff in there. I want it to be boring for her so that staying home isn't more exciting than being at school.
I said no dessert because she is complaining of a sore tummy. If I believed she had a sore tummy I wouldn't let her have dessert so it feels logical to me. I will probably offer her fruit because she needs it for the constipation.
Usually I would have caved by now and let her watch tv but I really feel she is making it up. If she's not then the quiet time and no dessert will be good for her anyway.
But yeah maybe the whole day is too long, I will let her come out of her room at 3pm when school finishes. Thanks