DD says she's sick. She apparently threw up early in the morning. She's been "sick" ever since... but I don't know if I really believe her.
She's 7.5 years old, so not a little one... old enough to deliberately lie.
I'm not exactly sure how to approach it because she MIGHT really be sick, she might also be fibbing (she always craves my undivided attention, so this makes sense). She was also "sick," 2 weekends ago as well.
It's not an anti-school thing either, because she gets upset when I say she's not going... lol.
Anyway, how would you handle it?
So far I'm giving her enough attention so if she is sick, she's getting looked after, but not "rewarding" her possible lies with attention I guess. Like I check on her every now and then, offer panadol, took her temperature, etc.
I've made her stay in bed most of the day too, but this kid is a quiet type who likes that kind of thing anyway. She's spent most of the day watching TV while laying down, reading in bed and sleeping. There's no temperature, no throwing up... she hasn't eaten that much, but she still has eaten (1 slice toast breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, a snack bag of tiny teddies and some fairly plain pasta for dinner - apparently those carb-laden foods are about all she thinks she can stomach), and has had plenty of water.
Do you think that's an okay approach? Just making sure that she's okay, but not giving her too much attention, since I'm kind of skeptical and feel she's making it up (or just bunging it on to make it seem worse than it is).