So my daughter had a bit of a sore throat Friday last week, she was at the end of it and was well enough to go to school so I sent her. She was carrying on a bit so I told her that if she wasn't well I would go and pick her up. So of course I had to go and pick her up an hour or so after her being at school. She was fine, definitely not sick enough to come home from school but because she had previously had a sore throat I believed her at first.
Then today she was totally fine this morning, no signs of being sick at all and I get a call from the school at 10am saying that she's sick and can I come and pick her up. She looked fine when I picked her up and as soon as she got home she wanted to eat (so obviously wasn't that sick!) and I told her she had to rest for the rest of the day, no toys or cartoons etc.
Anyway I asked her again if she was actually sick and she just admitted to me that she lied to get out of school. She is only 5 and there are no bullying issues or anything of that nature so not entirely sure why she would do it but how do I handle this?? I told her the story about the boy who cried wolf and tried to explain that lying isn't good etc. But I don't know how else to handle this!!