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Quick! AIBU To keep DD away from school today?

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MumblingRagDoll Mon 20-Jun-11 08:17:52

She's 6...almost 7 and in year 2 ....last night she couldn't settle and was awake till one 10.00pm....she then woke up at 4.30 am and thught it was time to get up!

I tried to get her to go back but I am crap in the morning and instead I lay on the sofa while she watched tv...she was totally hyper...still is...leaping about and whooping....I posted about her only yesterday because of her reluctance to do her homework and her sleeping issues....it's got progressively worse over this year...she was great untl she turned 6.

She's never been this bad though...now she i totally hyper and hs had some brekkie but I can tell she's byond tired....she is lierally staggering.

Her school is quite tough...they' don't baby them at all and I know the day eill be a nightmare for her....especially the afternoon.

I have told her she is never to watch any DVDs during the week anymore...she becmes obsessed with them...watches one three times in a day and I think this is what has unsettled her...she never even wanted to watch a film until the last 6 months and now it is like she's making up for lost time!

MumblingRagDoll Mon 20-Jun-11 08:18:58

SO should I keep her at home? I almost don't want to subject the teachers to her!

saffronwblue Mon 20-Jun-11 08:19:14

I would keep her home and get her outside for a big walk and some fresh air.

mumblechum1 Mon 20-Jun-11 08:19:28

tbh I'd send her in in the hope that it will knacker her and she'll sleep tonight. If she naps for most of this afternoon you'll be back to square one tonight.

faverolles Mon 20-Jun-11 08:21:58

Same as mumblechum

GingerbreadGiraffe Mon 20-Jun-11 08:22:51

send her. gives her messages that waking at night and playing silly buggers= day off school otherwise

freshprincess Mon 20-Jun-11 08:23:55

Send her in and put her to bed early

AurraSing Mon 20-Jun-11 08:24:20

When my dc don't get much sleep I send them to school with a note to say ring me and i'll collected them if they turn into a nightmare.

I'd send her and take her to the park or something after school to tire her out.

MumblingRagDoll Mon 20-Jun-11 08:27:03

God....I just know she'll have a dreadful day....she really is a mess.

Mumbling - but she should be sent to school unless she's sick, and it'll send the wrong message to keep her off.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Mon 20-Jun-11 08:30:42

Was it you whose daughter was leaping about on trampolines last night?

Send her to school. Maybe warn them.

meditrina Mon 20-Jun-11 08:30:45

I would send her in.

Otherwise she'll do it again and again and again, just to get the time off.

One difficult day for her today (the natural consequence) is much better in the long run.

Groovee Mon 20-Jun-11 08:32:04

I would be sending her in and teaching her that just because you are tired doesn't mean you take a day off.

FannyFifer Mon 20-Jun-11 08:35:25

I would send her in as well,if you don't, she will just sleep all day and be up half the night again. Go out somewhere straight from school, then early dinner then bed.

LIZS Mon 20-Jun-11 08:36:49

Send her , with a note to explain she didn't sleep well and may crash later. What happened yesterday to make her so wired - activity , food ?

LordSucre Mon 20-Jun-11 08:37:11

Does she like school?

Would she want to go this morning?

upahill Mon 20-Jun-11 08:39:50

No question about it. If it was my DD she would be in school.
She is not ill.

BoysisBackinTown Mon 20-Jun-11 08:40:17

I agree with the majority. Send her into school and have a quick word with her teacher to explain why she may be a bit out of sorts today, keeping her home doesn't set a very good example and will encourage the behaviour.

Not meaning to imply anything but, is she spending time doing physical activity each day? Have you looked at her diet? Anything with the slightest bit of colouring sends my DS1 loopy for aaaages. And, is this a regular occurence? If it is you may want to seek some professional advice and look into underlying causes?

OddBoots Mon 20-Jun-11 08:40:24

Send her but give a note explaining asking to be called if they feel she needs to come home.

It sounds like this is a worsening thing with her and the school may be able to put you in contact with someone who will help.

lisad123 Mon 20-Jun-11 08:40:34

send her she needs to learn.
My two are slightly different as they have autism, but we have a nad on the TV in the morning at all, and only 30 mintues PC time after school unless for homework. You need to find what winds them up if possible and then limit it.
TBH DD2 is up between 4-6am every morning and she does fine all day.

MumblingRagDoll Mon 20-Jun-11 08:41:36

She does like it usually LordSucre..and Tortoise...yes...that was mine that was allowed up by DH at 9 last night!

I just feel partly responsible...if I had never let her watch DVDs in bed then she ouldn't have got like this.

Imnotaslimjim Mon 20-Jun-11 08:43:55

I'd send her in too. Last thing you need is for her to fall asleep this afternoon or you'll not get her into bed at a sensible time tonight and get it straightened out

Send her with a note explaining whats happened, so they know to expect her to flake this afternoon. They'll know then to keep her awake but not over exert her

Glitterknickaz Mon 20-Jun-11 08:43:58

I'd definitely send her in.

lisad123 Mon 20-Jun-11 08:44:13

if you feel that way, take the DVDs at bedtime away. grin

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