My 3-year old has gotten into the habit of asking for "medicine"
whenever he gets "hurt" - even if it's minor, like
a stumble. It's like he's using the medicine to get attention.
This is bothering me but I don't know what to say.
it amazing how early we learn that "medicine will make
it 'all better'"? And medicine, given by parents for
an appropriate reason, usually will make it better. But, next
time this happens, pick your son up and comfort him. Inspect
the "injury" carefully and, if it's not serious,
tell him a kiss is all the medicine he'll need. Then interest
him in something else.
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